13 spooky (and safe) ways to celebrate Halloween

Row of Jack-O-Lanterns lit up

Spooky season is officially upon us, and with it comes cooler weather, sweet treats, and many traditional fall activities.

However, if we’re not careful, some of those activities can lead to a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. But don’t fret just yet, we’ve got a list of activities to help you have fun, while staying safe.

  1. Carve pumpkins with members of your household
  2. Hold a Halloween movie night with your household
  3. Create Halloween or fall crafts. Here’s some ideas to get started.
  4. Go for a scenic drive to take in the beautiful fall foliage
  5. Bake fall goodies, like pumpkin bread, or make your own Halloween candy
  6. Hold a virtual Halloween costume contest
  7. Create an outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt
  8. Hold a small group, outdoor, costume parade
  9. Carve pumpkins outdoors with neighbors or friends
  10. Hold an outdoor movie night
  11. Participate in one-way trick-or-treating (This involves everyone wearing a face mask and grabbing individually packaged goodie bags while outdoors and at a distance, like from the end of a driveway. Make sure to do this in small, household groups.)
  12. Visit a one-way, open-air haunted forest or corn maze
  13. Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard

Epi Explains: Celebrating Halloween Safely

Regardless of what activity you participate in, you can significantly lower your risk of contracting COVID-19 by:

  • Getting vaccinated
  • Wearing a mask when indoors
  • Wearing a mask outdoors when unable to social distance