Don't spook yourself this Halloween.
With trick-or-treating being a high-risk activity during the COVID pandemic, here are some alternative celebration ideas for this year from The American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Berggren wants us to remember that "Whatever you do for Halloween, you can't stop the big three things of masking, washing and six-foot distancing, those things still have to be going on."
You can watch the full KSAT Q&A with Dr. Berggren here.
A candy scavenger hunt:
Take an Easter-egg-hunt approach with your family and let the kids discover tricks-or-treats in the backyard.
Costume parade outdoors:
This can be done safely and from a distance. Kids can still dress up and show off their costumes to their neighbors and classmates in an open space.
Movie night with no COVID fright:
Have a Halloween movie night in costumes. You can do it virtually by organizing a video chat where everyone watches the same movie and shows off their costumes, or if you have the outdoor space, set up a projector outside!
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