Know the risk: Common fall activities and COVID-19

Remember you should always keep in mind the number of people present, the space you're in, and make sure you wear a mask in all activities when not with members of your household.

Keep in mind that to make activities safe and low risk, you should:

  • Wear a mask when with others outside of your household
  • Always keep a distance of at least six feet from others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Choose outdoor, open-air locations
  • Choose small-group activities and settings

Low risk activities

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Carve pumpkins with members of your household
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Halloween movie night with people you live with
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Virtual Halloween costume contest
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Halloween scavenger hunt outdoors
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Carve pumpkins outside with neighbors or friends

Medium risk activities

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Small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade
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Outdoor movie night
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One-way trick-or-treating with individual goodie bags while all masked
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One-way, open-air haunted forest or corn maze with safety measures
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Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard

High risk activities

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Trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating with small groups with everyone masked and outdoors
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Traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating with large groups, no masks or safety measures
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Hayride or tractor ride

Very high risk activities

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Indoor haunted house
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Indoor costume parties
Last reviewed: 
October 2020

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