Halloween 2021 Safety Tips


Posted On: October 25, 2021

Chris Shirley
cshirley@navigatehousing.com

Holidays have looked different during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but Halloween 2021 could be the most normal holiday families have seen since the pandemic began. Dr. Anthony Fauci says spooky season activities will be generally safe for most.

“This is a time that children love. It’s a very important part of the year for children.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

While experts predict the pandemic won’t be very problematic, annual Halloween traditions do present general dangers. Specifically, Trick-or-treating can be particularly challenging on Multi-Family properties.

Halloween 2021: Staying Safe on Multi-Family Properties

Of course, everyone knows the most common Safety Tips like wearing safe costumes and trick-or-treating with in groups. However, celebrating on multi-family properties can be particularly challenging. For example, many apartment communities can be difficult to navigate with multiple buildings.

  • First, encourage all residents to drive extra carefully
  • Second, encourage residents to make a walking plan. This would be a safe trick-or-treating route on the property.
  • Finally, discuss the dangers strangers can present and the importance of staying together.

If trick-or-treating is encouraged on your property this year, there are also helpful suggestions you can pass along to residents not participating in celebrations.

  • Have residents leave candy in prepared goodie bags outside their doors instead of putting all the candy in one large bowl for children to grab.
  • If you’re sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, put a note on your door asking people to pass your spooky house this year
  • Wear a mask if you hand out candy and try to avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters
  • Wash hands before handling treats
  • Finally, make sure your residents understand the risks of COVID-19 are still present this halloween.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends Halloween 2021 celebrations be held outdoors and in small groups. You can find more helpful information on celebrating Halloween safely on Multi-family properties here.



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