By Alisha Durosier, Opinion Editior
The CDC advises against traditional halloween festivities this fall, suggesting that participants should seek creative ways to avoid high-risk activities this year.
Contrary to attending large and indoor gatherings and door-to-door trick or treating, which under CDC guidelines are considered high risk. Decorating your home, hosting Halloween themed functions virtually or within your households are low risk and safe alternatives.
It is imperative for those who do choose to participate in customary halloween traditions to take precautions to ensure safety for both treat distributors and trick-or-treaters . Those who plan on distributing treats are recommended to place goodie bags outside of their doors for trick or treaters to grab freely. Trick or treaters are recommended to stay six-feet apart at all times and be equipped with protective gear, such as gloves and a mask, along with handsanitizer. Parents are also to accompany their children when going trick or treating. They are entrusted with the task of making sure their children are taking the proper precautions while staying alert of their surroundings and possible health threats.