*Crowded indoor costume parties.
*Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgment.
On the other hand, health officials have another list of what they call lower-risk activities. They include:
*Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of one’s household and displaying them.
*Carving or decorating pumpkins with neighbors or friends outside while keeping a safe distance of at least six feet.
*Doing an outdoor scavenger hunt where children are given a list of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk around. But children should stay in their own household groups.
*A virtual Halloween costume contest.
*A Halloween movie night for people you live with.
*A scavenger hunt trick-or-treat search with one’s household members in or around the home rather than going door to door.
Then there are other activities considered to be of moderate risk for transmission of COVID-19. They include:
*No- or low-touch trick-or-treating.
*Individually-wrapped goodie bags for families to grab and go at a safe distance, such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of the yard. But make sure you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds both before and after preparing goodie bags.