Halloween has not been cancelled this year, just altered. There are still multiple ways to have fun during Halloween while still being safe. Here are some ideas on how to safely participate in Halloween activities without increasing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Wear A Mask: It is extremely important to wear a face mask or face covering. A costume mask does not substitute a cloth mask or face covering. Instead, you can make mask wearing fun for Halloween! You can create a mask that is a part of your costume. Please do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because this can cause difficulty breathing. It is also important to remember that masks should not be worn by children under the age of 2.

Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkin carving is a traditional Halloween activity that does not have to include close contact with others. You can carve pumpkin with family members or outside with friends! If carving pumpkins with friends who are not a part of your household then keep 6 feet distance. Pumpkin carving allows for this distance to easily be done without impeding on any fun!

Halloween Fun With Family: You can plan fun Halloween activities to participate in within your household. For example, a scavenger hunt or a haunted house in the living room!

Trick Or Treating: If you are still planning on trick-or-treating then follow these tips:

  • Avoid direct contact with others who are not part of your household.
  • Give out treats outdoors.
  • Have individually bagged treats outside for children to take.
  • Wash hands before handling any treats.
  • Most Importantly: Wear A Mask!

COVID-19 has changed societal norms this year, however it is still possible to have a Happy Halloween! For ideas on how to stay safe during Halloween when struggling with a food allergy, check out our blog post!


Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities. (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_2067-DM40330