MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Halloween is subsequent weekend and plenty of households are making completely different sorts of plans this yr throughout the pandemic.
“It’s actually troublesome to plan Halloween,” Lindsay Kvasnik, from Plymouth, mentioned.
Kvasnik and her 6-year-old son, Manning, who’ve achieved hay rides and trick-or-treating in previous years, are doing a sweet scavenger hunt with their neighbors this yr.
“Everybody may have sweet pre-bagged,” she mentioned. “After which every household goes to satisfy within the cul-de-sac, however everybody has a special route so we aren’t going the very same means.”
Dwight Heairet constructed a 7-foot-long sweet chute on his entrance porch to provide out sweet to children of their Rockford neighborhood in order that they may give out sweet however be socially distanced.
Some WCCO viewers mentioned they’d be leaving out a bowl of sweet. Others mentioned they wouldn’t be trick-or-treating this yr. The Minnesota Division of Well being says actions that restrict interplay to inside your individual family are the bottom threat.
“Actions exterior, merely actions in your individual family or one thing that’s digital like a digital Halloween costume contest,” MDH spokesperson Doug Schultz mentioned.
No contact trick-or-treating is assessed as medium threat.
Well being officers say the normal door to door, face-to-face trick or treating is the very best threat exercise this vacation. Schultz says when you do go trick or treating, it’s vital to speak to your children about social distancing from different households, take into account sporting a masks, and use hand sanitizer or wash your palms while you’re in a position.