The Division of Public Health has released guidance for Delawareans to safely participate in fall festivities, including Halloween activities, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new guidance categorizes activities by risk – low, moderate and high risk. Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. Delawareans can reduce that risk by organizing and participating in fun, low- or moderate-risk alternatives. The guidance emphasizes the importance of social distancing and face covering use when participating in any Halloween activities.
As the virus is still active in our communities, DPH continues to urge Delaware residents to practice everyday prevention steps: Wear a face covering, physically distance from others, wash your hands, and avoid gathering in large groups.
Activities that can be done at home with members of your household will pose less risk than traditional trick-or-treating. Low-risk activities include:
- Pumpkin carving and decorating your home.
- Hosting a virtual costume contest, Halloween get-together or drive-by decoration viewing with friends and neighbors.
- Having a Halloween movie marathon.
- Having a scavenger hunt (think Easter Egg hunt) in and around your home rather than going house to house.
More information is available on Delaware.gov