CBS 13's Alexandra Rangel looks for safe alternatives for Halloween
EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Coronavirus is impacting another holiday tradition. This year, Imperial County and the state of California are strongly Door-to-door discouraging trick or treating.
New guidelines issued by the state say traditional celebrations revolving around Halloween increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.
The state also recently released guidelines for social gatherings, restricting the number of households that should be together to a minimum of three with a maximum of 16 individuals.
Instead the state offered safe alternatives to celebrating the spooky day.
- Create a haunted house or candy scavenger hunt
- Host a scary movie night, with pumpkin carving activities
- Dress up your home and yard with Halloween decorations
- Prepare a Halloween themed meal with your household
- Host a virtual party, complete with costumes and pumpkin carving
- Gather the household for a car-based outing such as a drive-in movie or drive to view Halloween decorations
- Enjoy outdoor Halloween-themed installments.
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- Altars: Create your altar in a front window or outside so others can enjoy from a safe distance.
- Virtual Altar: Create a virtual space to honor lost loved ones and share via email or social media.
- Cemetery Visits: If you visit the cemetery, only visit with those you live with, wear masks, and maintain appropriate social distancing. Keep your visit short.