The CDC has discouraged trick-or-treating for 2020 to help stop the spread of COVID, and parents are encouraged to spend time with their children and do some low-risk activities to help prevent the spread of COVID. There are several factors that contribute to the risk of getting infected or infecting others with the virus that causes COVID-19 at a holiday celebration. In combination, these factors will create various amounts of risk, so it is important to consider them individually and together.
It's almost Halloween! Kids are getting excited and for a good reason. This is a holiday where memories are made that last a lifetime - not to mention a chance to unleash children's sweet tooth throughout New York. Unfortunately, during this year's trick or treating season, we have another scare to add to the spooky day COVID.
As a parent, you want your kids to have a fun and safe day. Unfortunately, among the playful ghosts and goblins of the day, some real dangers lurk. In fact, Halloween marks the most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrian accidents throughout the United States. Knowing the potential hazards, and steps to prevent them can help you ensure your kids have a spooktacular Halloween.
The good news is that there is a lot you can do as a parent to prevent or avoid these dangers. Consider these important Halloween safety tips for parents:
By staying aware of the potential dangers and using a bit of extra care, you can help ensure your kids will be happy and safe. We wish you all a "boo-tiful" 2020 Halloween full of fun, laughter, and lots of great treats.