It’s a scary time for Halloween fans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for fall holiday celebrations, including Thanksgiving, Día de los Muertos and Halloween.
On Tuesday, the CDC published on its website a number of “considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19,” during the traditionally festive days.
Most of the recommendations listed by the agency are general ideas on coronavirus preventions, which by now are largely understood as common sense.
They include not hosting or attending an event if a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19, has symptoms of the disease, or “may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.”
But the agency also laid out some specific activities that present a high risk of spreading the new coronavirus, and listed “several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween” this year.
The following popular activities should be avoided, according to the CDC:
Going to crowded, indoor costume parties; attending indoor haunted house events, participating in “traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door;” or traveling to a “rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19.”
Instead, trick-or-treaters should try the following safe alternatives, according to health authorities:
Decorating pumpkins “with members of your household and displaying them;” participating in virtual Halloween costume contests; planning a Halloween movie night with people in one’s household; and preparing a “trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house.”
The newly released guidelines have been designed to supplement — and not replace — any local health regulations already in place.
For the Thanksgiving holiday, the CDC advised against attending crowded parades, going into crowded shops and “using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors.”
Fuente/ Source: www.nydailynews.com
Por/ By: MURI ASSUNÇÃO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Foto/ Photo: (Shawn Inglima/for New York Daily News)
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