CDC advises against the traditional Halloween trick or treat due to coronavirus

They consider it high risk to attend very crowded costume parties and in closed spaces “Many traditional Halloween activities can b...

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  • They consider it high risk to attend very crowded costume parties and in closed spaces
  • “Many traditional Halloween activities can be high risk of spreading viruses”
  • CDC clarified that a disguise mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask

CDC Halloween coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised against the traditional “trick or treat” (‘trick or treating’) on Halloween, in a new guide they published on how to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in the autumn celebrations, according to a report from the EFE Agency.

“Many traditional Halloween activities can be high risk of spreading viruses,” warned the CDC on its website, where they present a series of recommendations for Halloween and other festivities of the time, such as the Day of the Dead and the Thanksgiving Day.

The agency classifies activities into three categories, according to their level of risk: high, moderate or low, and includes in the first one the traditional “trick or treat”, where sweets are given to children as they go door to door.

They also consider it high risk to attend costume parties “very crowded and in closed spaces”, visit the traditional haunted houses in which there may be “many people gathered and shouting”, or “go for a ride on tractors or harvesters with people who do not they live in the same home ”.

In the moderate risk activities category, CDC includes, but is not limited to, the delivery of candy or treats in individual bags that families can pick up without leaving social distance.

To do this, they recommend placing the candy on the edge of the garden, or organizing an outdoor costume parade, for a small group, in which people keep a distance of more than six feet.

The CDC cautions, however, that a disguise mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.

“A disguise mask should not be used unless it is made with two or more layers of breathable fabric and covers the mouth and nose, and does not leave spaces around the face,” they warned.

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As lower risk activities, which can be safe and fun alternatives to this Halloween, the government agency suggests carving or decorating pumpkins with family members or outdoors, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.

She also recommends “doing a scavenger hunt in which kids are given Halloween-themed listings to look for as they walk outdoors from house to house, gazing at the decorations from a safe distance.”

The guide also suggests organizing a virtual Halloween costume contest, or a Halloween movie night with other family members.

For the Day of the Dead, the CDC urges you to avoid attending “large indoor celebrations where people sing” and participating in crowded indoor gatherings and events.

As an alternative, it proposes preparing traditional family recipes for the family and neighbors, creating and decorating masks or preparing an altar to honor the dead, and placing pillows and blankets in the house to honor the deceased, among other activities.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCThey also issued their first guide to the holidays, including Halloween, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published by CNN.

In a new post on its website Monday night, the CDC says that due to the pandemic, door-to-door “trick-or-treating” (swapping candy) and masquerade masks and parties is discouraged this year. .

“Many traditional Halloween activities can have a high risk of spreading the virus,” the agency said. “There are several safer alternative ways to participate in Halloween.”

Low-risk activities include pumpkin carving and home decorating, outdoor scavenger hunts, virtual costume contests, and hosting a movie night with household members.

The CDC suggests “doing a scavenger hunt where kids are given Halloween-themed lists to look for as they walk outside from house to house admiring decorations from a distance” as a fun event for the kids.

“Having a Halloween movie night with the people you live with” is another low-risk idea.

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Moderate risk events

Moderate risk things that can be done include the so-called “trick or treating,” to prevent contagion by exchanging goodie bags placed at the end of a driveway or on the edge of a patio.

Also have a small group outside for an “open-air costume parade,” in which participants are separated by at least two meters, or attend an open-air costume party where masks are worn and people distance themselves. socially.

“A costume mask (like a Halloween mask) is not a substitute for a cloth mask,” the CDC said.

“A disguise mask should not be worn unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and leaves no gaps.”

The agency advises against wearing masquerade masks this year, saying they are not a substitute for cloth masks.

He also cautions against wearing a disguise mask over a protective cloth and notes that it is dangerous because it can make breathing difficult.

Other moderate-risk activities include “a one-way walk in the open air through a haunted forest where proper use of masks is imposed and people can socially distance themselves.”

“If yelling is going to occur, further distancing is recommended,” says the agency

Visits to orchards or pumpkin patches and outdoor Halloween movie night with family friends are well in this category.

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The CDC advises that riskier activities should be avoided.

These include door-to-door trick-or-treating, attending crowded indoor costume parties, visiting indoor haunted houses, or riding in carriages or tractors with strangers.

“The trick-or-treating mode, in which treats are distributed from cars lined up in large parking lots, should also be avoided.”

“Travel to a rural fall festival that is not in your community should be avoided if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19.”

In fact, the health agency recommends adapting all Halloween activities based on whether coronavirus infections are on the rise in a certain area, according to the CNN agency report.

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