COVID Can’t Stop Halloween


Rhys Tucker, Writer

Many holiday traditions have been changed or even cancelled due to Covid-19, and with Halloween just around the corner, many people are left wondering what they can do to celebrate. This year, the long running tradition, trick or treating, is still happening despite the ongoing pandemic.

Whether or not you participate in this event, you may have heard that, in most areas, it was cancelled last year. Even if it wasn’t cancelled in your area, it was a lot different than normal. This left many people disappointed. Luckily, this year it is coming back, with just a few extra precautions.

Trick or treating is all outside, which makes this event a better alternative to something such as a Halloween party. Despite it being outside, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has suggested that you still wear a mask. Maybe you could find a way to incorporate one into your costume! If not, you could possibly take it off while you’re walking around as long as you put it back on when you receive candy from someone.

Another precaution put into place is that trick or treating is starting earlier this year, possibly to avoid large crowds. Social distancing may not be as important when you’re outside instead of inside, but it still may become an issue if too many people line up at one house all at the same time.

In Racine, Mt. Pleasant, and Sturtevant, trick or treating starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. In Kenosha, it goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.