Update: Trick-or-treating not encouraged in the capital this Halloween

The beloved spooky autumn celebration of Halloween will look different this year. On October 14th, Ottawa’s top doctor, Vera Etches, encouraged people not to trick-or-treat for Halloween 2020. She mentioned that candy bowls are high risk in the transmission of COVID-19. However, that doesn’t mean you and your kids can’t dress up and collect candy within your household.

How to celebrate Halloween during a pandemic

Although it will feel different and might take a bit of explaining to your little ones, you can create new traditions as a family. Back in August, Dr. Etches suggested scavenger hunts to take advantage of one of the best parts of Halloween: the candy! You could consider setting up a scavenger hunt within your household with many sweet treats as the prizes. For those who can’t wait to show off their cool costume, Dr. Etches also suggested virtual Halloween parties to keep things safe and fun.

Do you have a safe, socially distant alternative to trick-or-treating? Let us know below.

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