Social distancing may not be everyone’s first choice for how to celebrate Halloween.
But consider the obvious — it’s the one holiday where masks are built into the tradition.
That is, if you’re OK with dressing up this year.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 31, Halloween enthusiasts started something called Quarantine-O-Ween as a kind of escapist diversion from all the doom and gloom (also, it was something to do). People wore costumes to break the monotony and lighten the mood at home.
But a survey of 1,505 people conducted by Mankato, Minnesota-based HalloweenCostumes.com shows that nearly 40% of respondents said COVID-19 would affect how they celebrate actual Halloween. About 42% said they planned to celebrate at home, and 36% said they intended to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters (just 12% said they were going to attend or host an in-person Halloween party).