CDC guidelines help keep the spooky holiday going

Regulations ensure a safe and fun Halloween

Gillian Kapinos

The year 2020 has been unlike any year we’ve seen, as COVID-19 is making the future quite uncertain. With the holidays coming up, I’ve been wondering what’s the best way to go about celebrating?

Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released their guidelines on how to best spend the fall holiday safely. Of course, the best option to ensure a safe Halloween is to stay home and not hand out candy. But if you choose to trick-or-treat, the guidelines for it include: avoiding contact with trick-or-treaters, using hand sanitizer often, keeping a minimum 6 foot distance from others and making sure to always wear a mask.

The CDC also mentions other ways to do normal fall activities safely, rather than a haunted house, go to a haunted forest, or instead of trick-or-treating, do a candy scavenger hunt inside with family. The CDC also mentions to try and not to go places where screaming is involved. This way ensures a lesser chance of spreading or contracting COVID-19.

The guidelines are a perfect way to have a somewhat normal Halloween, while still being as safe as possible. The CDC lays out simple rules and guidelines that aren’t too complicated, making it much easier to be able to be a safe and smart person.

A problem I can see arise is the anti-masker’s refusal to follow the guidelines. as long as you’re doing your part and doing what you can to prevent the spread and protect you and your family, you can only let them be, even though it may be frustrating. 

Overall, the CDC did an excellent job with these guidelines and ensuring people have a fun and safe Halloween. These guidelines help bring some normalcy back into our lives.