Apple orchards are a low-risk option. Pumpkin patch visits are, too. Bring a pumpkin home and carve it with the kids.
“High-risk activities to avoid would be any indoor, crowded setting, for example, like an indoor Halloween party, especially where you have lots of young kids who are likely unvaccinated,” Dr. Rajapakse says.
Masks are a big part of Halloween, so make them fun. Keep your trick-or-treating group small and avoid indoor gatherings. Dr. Rajapakse says keeping kids safe is the priority.
“When it comes to COVID-19 prevention strategies, using a layered approach is what is most effective.”
For instance, get vaccinated if eligible, wear a mask in public, avoid crowded indoor spaces and practice good hand hygiene.
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