SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many of our social lives and upended our usual schedule of life events, including major changes to how we celebrate holidays.
But shouldn’t Halloween, which by long tradition involves people wearing masks, be an easy one to navigate in the time of COVID-19? Not so much. In fact, Halloween comes with a unique set of challenges if you want to keep you and your family, friends and neighbors safe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a set of guidelines for Halloween safety, ones echoed by state health departments, including the Minnesota Department of Health, which helpfully ranked activities according to risk.
The easiest set of general guidelines should be familiar ones: