by Isabelle Huang
Should you go trick-or-treating this year? With Halloween around the corner, some people decide to stay home this year but others rather go out and participate in their normal Halloween traditions. Due to this year’s circumstances, people are troubled about what they should do. Online resources about the Covid-19 pandemic suggested that you should avoid going trick-or-treating in your neighborhood and handing out candies, even if you wear a mask and follow the guidelines published by CDC, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. However, the majority of people felt that they have been quarantining long enough that it would be fine to trick-or- treat as long as you take all the proper precautions.
Even though the pandemic is still going on, some people believe you can still go trick- or- treating. A good number of citizens say that as long as you wear a mask, social distance, and simply avoid contact such as dropping down the treats for the trick-or- treaters to pick up, along with following precautions, trick- or-treating is still considered safe and as doable as ever. Families can trick-or-treat at trusted family and friends’ homes or staying in their own neighborhoods.
On the other hand, a lot of people say that you should avoid trick-or-treating even with the procedures of a mask and social distancing. Also, people proved that they can find other ways to stay at home and celebrate halloween safely such as going on Zoom and carve pumpkins with each other or find a game where you can do in-game trick-or-treating. Another reason why people decide to skip trick-or-treating this year is because it would help contain the virus as it can potentially spread from person-to-person by touching the same candy bowl.
In conclusion, Halloween this year will for sure be different. But in the end, it is up to you on how you want to celebrate it. If it's resuming your normal Halloween traditions or staying at home, be sure to stay safe and follow all the guidelines! Happy Halloween!
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