Conventional trick-or-treating usually includes massive crowds and slender walkways — each of which might enhance the danger of COVID-19 transmission, he mentioned.
Individuals ought to keep away from any indoor Halloween actions, Wozniak mentioned. Even out of doors gatherings, reminiscent of a bonfire, have a reasonable threat and usually are not inspired, he mentioned.
And if there’s alcohol concerned there’s “much less vigilance at sustaining social distance over time.”
“I feel the secure strategy to do it’s to put deal with luggage or sweet luggage exterior your house,” Wozniak mentioned, including households might additionally drop them off on associates’ porches. “Our hope is that primarily based on the current uptick in circumstances … that individuals might be extra cautious about holding actions and occasions.”
In relation to celebrating Halloween, some Dane County households are getting inventive.
Gina Cuta lives in Springfield Corners within the Middleton-Cross Plains Faculty District. Her three kids, ages 6, four and a couple of, “love Halloween,” Cuta mentioned. And whereas trick-or-treating appears like perhaps it may very well be OK, “we felt a little bit not sure about it.”
She was trying out some choices on-line when she got here throughout an thought for an Easter egg hunt with a Halloween twist. Her plan is to carry the sweet hunt at twilight; which could additionally embrace a scavenger hunt.