Halloween Health & Safety: 5 Fun Ways Your Family Can Have a Healthier Halloween by Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

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Halloween Health & Safety: 5 Fun Ways Your Family Can Have a Healthier Halloween

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, it’s important to recognize that traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating can unfortunately increase the risk of spreading these viruses. Check out the following alternatives for a safe and spooky Halloween:

  • Carve and decorate pumpkins with your loved ones, either in your home or outside. Make sure to display them afterward for all to see.
  • Decorate your home for the holiday.
  • Host a virtual Halloween costume contest or outside costume contest with your friends, neighbors and family.
  • Settle down for a night of scary Halloween movies. Gather around the TV inside or create an outdoor theater in your backyard.
  • Trick-or-treat inside by hiding Halloween candy around your house. This is a great alternative to going house to house on Halloween.

There are many ways for your family to enjoy Halloween while staying safe and healthy. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be sick, do not participate in any Halloween activity where others may be exposed. Reach out to your health-care provider or nurse practitioner (NP) to help diagnose and treat your illness.

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It’ll be a different Halloween this year, for sure. 🎃
Elisa Schmitz
Great tips for a healthy and happy Halloween celebration during these challenging times. Thank you, Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP !
Love the virtual Halloween costume contest idea, so fun!
Julie Rose
Decorating pumpkins and making pumpkin seeds. Raking leaves and jumping into them. Dressing up and waving at neighbors as you walk around the neighborhood. It can be done safely without door to door!

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