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The pandemic is still raging. And as a result, celebrating Halloween won’t be the same this year. The bad news: the Centers for Disease (CDC) says the traditional route of trick-or-treating is just not safe. And the CDC is discouraging wearing costume masks or even attending Halloween parties.

But, here is the good news! The CDC has come with a list of activities they categorize as “low-risk, moderate and higher risk” for celebrating Halloween.


  • carving pumpkins
  • decorating your home
  • outdoor scavenger hunts
  • virtual costume contests
  • hosting  a movie night with family in your household


  • “one-way trick-or-treating” (exchange goody bags at the end of a driveway or yard)
  • “open-air costume parade” (participants are 6 feet apart)
  • outdoor costume party (masks are worn and people social distance)
  • open-air, one-way walk through the haunted forest (masks should be worn, people should social distance)
  • pumpkin patches or orchard visits

**NOTE** A Halloween mask or costume mask is NOT a substitute for a cloth mask. The CDC says a costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric and that covers both the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps.”


  • door-to-door trick-or-treating
  • attending crowded indoor costume parties
  • visiting indoor haunted houses
  • going on hayrides or tractor rides with strangers
  • trunk-or-treat (where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lines up in large parking lots
  • traveling to a rural fall festival, not in a community
  • Day of the Dead celebrations


  • make traditional family recipes for family and neighbors and deliver to them in a non-contact manner
  • play music in your home that your deceased loved ones enjoyed
  • make and decorate masks
  • set out pillows and blankets in your home for the deceased
  • join virtual celebrations

For additional Halloween activities, visit CDC holiday guidelines.