A very spooky, scary, safe Halloween to each and every one of you.
Especially because I work in the news media and write about the pandemic (as much as this newsletter counts for that), I feel like I’ve been talking about how to have an alternate Halloween instead of, you know, enjoying any of those ideas I’ve shared with you all, my co-workers and my friends and family.
So today, armed with the knowledge of what is safe and what isn’t, I’m going to enjoy Halloween. We’re going to carve pumpkins. I might just watch “Hubie Halloween” on Netflix. I don’t have a costume, but I do have an orange shirt. The less I think about the fact that I could be doing something else, the more I’m going to enjoy what I am doing in the moment. I hope you all do the same today. STORY FROM PURINA PRO PLAN LIVECLEARThis immunologist is tackling cat allergens
Today’s socially distanced candy hacks
The other day I told my husband and my in-laws that maybe we could fashion some kind of candy zip line to deliver the goodies to any socially distant trick-or-treaters that stop by our house, and apparently I was not the only person thinking big.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance maintains that traditional trick or treating is a high risk activity — one that should be avoided to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “One-way trick-or-treating,” however, is suggested as a safer alternative.’An accessible home makes life easier’ for a para athlete and his partnerSponsored by Rocket Mortgage®
The CDC identifies “one-way trick-or-tricking” as an activity with moderate risk. If homes choose to participate, individually-wrapped goodie bags prepared with clean hands and “lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)” are encouraged.
Across the country, people are getting creative — building unique gadgets to hand out candy in a fun, but COVID-cautious way. Some of the ideas include:
Barrington, Rhode Island mom Lindsey Hingorany takes no credit for the building of this candy catapult that her husband and sons erected for Halloween visitors. THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL / DAVID DELPOIO
Heather Schrey, of Levittown, Penn., gets ready for Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic, by testing the chute that candy, and ghost pops will slide … Show more NANCY ROKOS
Lynn Rutecki and son, Jake, are planting a candy garden to match their Halloween costume theme of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory.Leave a comment