April 14, 2021

CDC on Fall activities and Covid-19 risk

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that we need to“hunker down to get through this fall and winter”given the spooky pandemic numbers in America. While we grown-ups come around to shaping our activities accordingly (fingers crossed!), it will be ever so challenging to reason and convince our kids to take it easy especially with a holiday like Halloween.

The CDC issued guidelines on how to stay safe during Halloween celebrations. It also ranked fall-activities based on Covid-19 risks that will help us better guide and supervise our kids during this exciting holiday.

Before you have a talk with your little ones, here’s what you need to know about various activities as explained by CDC.

Pumpkin Carving — Low risk

Pumpkin carving with members of your household, or outdoors while keeping a safe distance from other people, is a low-risk activity

Apple and Pumpkin Picking — Moderate risk

Going to a pumpkin patch or an orchard is only moderately risky. Nevertheless, you must be masked, and make sure your hands are clean before you touching apples or pumpkins. All the while making it a point to maintain a safe distance from others. Lastly, properly wash apples or other fruits before using them in food. 

Costume Parties & Parades — Moderate to High risk

An indoor costume party is a complete NO-NO, says the CDC. If you have to get together, your only safe option for doing so is to hold the event outdoors while maintaining a good social distance with everyone.

In addition, you have to wear a proper face mask, which cannot be replaced by a costume mask. In fact, the CDC states

 “a costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.”

However, it is safest to stick with a well-constructed, triple-layeredAnti Droplet, Antibacterial, Moisture-Wicking, Ultra-Breathable mask like ourAdvanced Nanotech Premium Face Mask.

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