Halloween 2020

Jessie Simmons, Reporter

This year halloween is going to be just as fun as any other year, just with some precautions due to the ongoing pandemic. There are many parents and children worried about the trick or treating situation. The Alpena News published an article giving all precautions given for the eventful day. 

MDHHS told a reporter for The Alpena News all of the precautions needed for trick or treating this year. To all the parents and children that believe they won’t be able to either take their kids out. There are going to be plenty of cranky hard core social distancers that will refuse to pass out candy but hey, it’s worth a shot. With how alive Alpena is during Halloween and how spirited people are around here there’s no doubt that it’ll be the same as any year just with masks. The list of precautions by the MDHHS are listed below:

  • Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing.
  • Trick or treat with people you live with.
  • Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
  • Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose (officials explained that a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.)
  • Only go to houses with safety measures in place.

There are precautions for the people out there passing out candy. The CDC advises them to sit outside and pass out candy instead of standing in the front door. They are also being advised to put some sort of furniture or a table between the trick or treaters. They are also telling the trick or treaters that Halloween masks do not count as a protective mask, you have to wear cloth masks. Trick or treating starts at 5:30 at the earliest to 9:00 at the latest.