EDISON, NJ– This year Halloween will be different due to the continuous coronavirus pandemic. However locals can still have a good time if they follow the guidelines and public health recommendations put out by the NJ Department of Health.
Masks are compulsory if going out trick-or-treating. And no, costume masks do not count. Trick-or-treaters must avoid crowded spaces and limitation interactions with those not from their households.
Here are some idea and standards you can follow for a safe and fun Halloween.
- Trick-or-treaters must restrict their groups to home members.
- Consider staying regional.
- Limitation the number of houses you check out.
- Social distancing should be practiced by all who are not from the exact same family.
For Households Putting Out Treats:
- Limit interaction with trick-or-treaters.
- Wear a mask when someone's at the door, and regularly clean hands.
- A better option is to leave a reward bowl on the porch, table or in a location where it can be quickly accessed while adhering to social distancing rules.
- You can likewise arrange individually packaged candy so that trick-or-treaters can get and go without accessing a shared bowl.
- Think about collaborating with next-door neighbors to develop a system, such as signs or on/off patio lights, for distinguishing homes participating in trick-or-treating from those that do not want to participate.
- All candy should be commercially packaged and non-perishable.
For Outdoor Trunk Or Treating
- Limit the number of getting involved vehicles.
- Ensure the outside area has enough area per cars and truck to prevent overcrowding and to enable social distancing.
- Follow outdoor gathering limitations.
- Consider having actually appointed times or shifts to lessen crowds.
- Use a face mask. Children under 2 must not wear a fabric mask.
- Avoid large indoor or outside parties. Follow crowd limitation standards set by the town.
- Avoid participating in activities that require close contact and shared items like bobbing for apples
Haunted houses, hayrides, and corn labyrinths:
- Wear a fabric or disposable mask.
- Avoid indoor haunted houses. A better option would be to host an outdoor haunted home without live performers.
- Hayrides need to restrict the number of travelers per ride. Shared materials should be cleaned and sterilized after each use.
- Corn mazes should only permit people to continue in one instructions. Limitation tenancy according to the applicable constraints in result. Prevent usage of shared materials.
Here are some safe activities you can arrange and participate in if not venturing outdoors.
- An online costume party.
- A drive through occasion where people stay in their cars and drive through the area with Halloween displays.
- Carving pumpkins with the family.
- Embellishing houses and yards with Halloween-themed designs.
- Halloween -themed motion picture night with family
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