Health experts say that although Halloween may look different in the coronavirus, there are still many ways to spend the holiday safely.
Dr. Leonard Krilov, director of pediatrics and head of pediatric infectious diseases at New York University’s Winthrop Hospital, told Fox News that first of all, people should choose to spend a Halloween at home with their families, decorate pumpkins, watch horror movies or participate Virtual costume competition.
Krilov said: “Avoid direct contact or large groups.” “It is best to have outdoor activities in the distance, such as visiting the Halloween house decoration in the nearby area.”
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“If the number of COVID-19 in your community is increasing, there may be official guidance on whether to allow deception or treatment,” said Dr. Linda Anegawa of the virtual health platform PlushCare.
If the family chooses to trick or treat, experts recommend using hand sanitizer and wearing a mask (not clothing, but surgical mask or cloth mask) after visiting each house. Experts warn that do not double the use of masks and masks related to the coronavirus because it may cause breathing difficulties.
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Avoid seeing troublemakers at the door, as this will lead to close contact and increase the risk of virus transmission. Instead, Krilov said, prepare a bowl of individually wrapped candies in advance and place them on the edge of the driveway or lawn. Please use hand sanitizer before and after preparing Halloween snacks.
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In addition, yelling may increase the risk of virus transmission. Make sure to follow the proper distance guidelines (at least six feet) and put on the mask again.
If small gatherings are held outdoors and kept away, it may be reasonable. Indoor gatherings crowded with non-household members should be avoided; this is considered a high-risk activity in terms of virus transmission.
Finally, if these choices do not arouse people’s interest, health experts also recommend that you go to the pumpkin patch or outdoor haunted house maze, pay attention to using masks, keep your distance and pay attention to hand hygiene.
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