How to Celebrate Halloween in 2020
We're not going to do nothing, are we?
With Halloween coming up, it's hard not to feel excited. Being stuck inside most of the time, looking forward to something can really help keep us going. But we all know with COVID-19, even though we can celebrate something, we still need to take precautions. Luckily the CDC has come out with some recommendations to keep us safe during this spooky season.
Attending a small Gathering?
For starters, it is essential to remember to keep gatherings outside and limit close interactions. Keeping 6ft away is always recommended to limit the potential spread. You also want to limit the time spent at meetings due to the increased risk the longer you stay and try to make sure the guests are local. If you are going out to an event like this, make sure to check the CDC guidelines to know what the suggestions are on how you should socialize.
Ways to celebrate without all the risk
Some ways you can still celebrate the festivities while remaining safe include activities like pumpkin carving with immediate family members or with friends or neighbors outside. This way, you can even socialize and do what you usually would, just with some extra precaution. You can decorate your house and front lawn, and then enjoy a cozy Halloween movie night with the family while enjoying hot cocoa and other sweet treats.
No matter what your plans are, make sure you're prepared.
The last thing any of us want is to have a sick child on Halloween this year. Even if it isn't COVID, it is still best practice to isolate if you show symptoms unless we know what's wrong. This means only doing activities with the immediate family. Where Remmie's otoscope can help with this is being able to communicate your child's symptoms directly to a doctor without the hassle of going to the doctor's office. From the comfort of your own home, you can safely assess your child's symptoms with a professional and make the decision that you feel is right for your family. Being confident that you have made the best decision for your family's health will allow you to feel satisfied with whatever you do this Halloween. It also means that you are making proactive decisions to keep you and your family safe.
Editor: Matthew Hobbs