Halloween 2020 Will Look Different, But You Can Still Celebrate!


EMHS 2020 Newspaper Staff

Many people are more hesitant and even scared to engage in traditional trick-or-treating, door to door activities this Halloween during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

However, you can celebrate Halloween, especially if you are creative and come up with some fun alternatives that allow social distancing and outdoor activities.

Here is a list of some of our ideas:

  • Bonfires with small groups of friends and family
  • You can still trick or treat and hand out candy, but try to follow CDC guidelines.  Consider having candy distanced or spread out on your porch for those who visit and offer a hand sanitizing station.
  • Visit a Haunted House that practices spaced out lines and follows health guidelines such as using hand sanitizer and conducting temperature checks
  • Carve pumpkins and roast the seeds
  • Watch Halloween movies
  • Have more outdoor games!
  • Neighborhoods could tape lines and directions to encourage more spaced out walking patterns and less high traffic areas
  • You can still dress up in your favorite costume
  • Look at the FULL MOON and tell scary stories with your friends
  • You can have a contest with your friends to see who can write the scariest story (online or virtually) to encourage contactless socialization!

So this Saturday night of Hallows Eve, bundle up and try to have some creative entertainment.  There will be a full moon to enjoy, but temperatures will drop, so be prepared.