These trick-or-treating alternatives may be your new tradition
Instead of taking your normal stroll through the neighborhood, Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit has some trick-or-treating alternatives that might become a new tradition for the family. Doman suggested a neighborhood bike parade. All the kids from the neighborhood can decorate their bikes and meet for a bike parade in a local park. Doman also suggested creating a scavenger hunt for the family throughout the neighborhood or in your own home. Watch the video to see more trick-or-treating alternatives.
Fun crafts for an indoor Halloween celebration
You may be shying away from Trick-Or-Treating this year because of the pandemic but kids can still have lots of fun at home. Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit showed us some cool Halloween crafts that the whole family can enjoy. She also suggested coloring Halloween masks for a personalized touch on your costume. If you’re still trying to decorate the house, it’s a good time to put those toilet paper and paper towel rolls to use. Watch the video to see more Halloween craft ideas!
Our picks for fun outdoor Halloween activities
Here’s a lineup of fun family activities for all ages as well as scary hauntings--if you dare! This year’s guests will be the first to experience a new Halloween train adventure Hallowe’en Express. To buy tickets online visit, halloweeninholly.comMorrow Rd. To purchase your tickets visit morrowroad.comTerrified Forest145 Swarthout Rd. Terrified Forest is nearly a mile of haunted woods for you to walk or probably run through as you try to make it out...alive!
Michigan health officials make recommendations regarding Halloween celebrations
“The way we celebrate Halloween in Michigan will be different this year due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing. A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. You can visit halloween2020.org to find safe activities and ways to celebrate Halloween this year based on levels of COVID-19 risks in your area.
Saginaw County Health Department issues coronavirus guidance for Halloween
The Saginaw County Health Department recently issued COVID-19 guidance for residents who choose to celebrate the holiday. Health officials shared their recommendations via the Saginaw County Health Department Facebook page. Things to consider when making this decision, according to health department officials, include:Any time you leave home, there is a risk of being exposed to COVID-19. "The health department is providing guidance to help Saginaw County residents make those decisions armed with information and tips for minimizing risks.”Thomas Township officials shared a statement regarding the holiday via the Thomas Township Public Safety Facebook page. Health officials say you should be staying at least 6 feet away from others and working from home, if possible.mlive.com
What Halloween activities are safe amid COVID-19 pandemic?
DETROIT – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its guidelines for celebrating Halloween and it lists trick-or-treating as a high risk for COVID-19 exposure. It specifies that people need to wear masks and costume masks don’t count. Low risk activities include decorating pumpkins at home or activities like a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. READ: CDC lists Halloween trick-or-treating as high risk for COVID-19Breanna Williams and her son, Branden, said they’re taking precautions and that trick-or-treating can be done safely. The CDC guidelines are just that -- guidelines.
CDC lists Halloween trick-or-treating as high risk for COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many traditions this year and now it’s coming for Halloween. The CDC posted guidance on how to celebrate Halloween this year, given the ongoing pandemic, and the kids are probably not going to be thrilled. Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.