How to celebrate Halloween safely amid COVID-19

With just six days to go until Halloween, parents are coming up with new traditions for their families to safely celebrate the holiday.
2:28 | 10/26/20

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We move to our cover story. With Halloween just six days away we're taking a look at how families are coming up with ways to celebrate safely during the pandemic. Stephanie Ramos checked them out. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Hey there, George. Good morning from decking out the front of your home with Halloween decorationsike this, this family went all out, to putting together treat bags as a family, parenting experts say this year's Halloween will be a little different because of the pandemic. But your kids can still have fun. Not sure if your kids should go trick-or-treating? It's a choice facing millions of familys across the country. The CDC labeling traditional trick-or-treating this Halloween as a high-risk activity. But from crafting to candy tubes, parents are coming up with ways to keep Halloween safe while still creating memories. I love Halloween. We've been doing Halloween activities since September. Reporter: This woman is a mother of three in Canada. When trick-or-treating was discouraged in her community she explained to her kids this year would be different. We're going to set up a little -- kind of like an Easter egg hunt for Halloween so I'll hide some candy in the backyard and have them, you know, search for it like that. Reporter: That's exactly what experts are suggesting, parents should take advantage of this time to form new traditions. This is a great opportunity also to check in with them and talk to them about what they would like, what kind of traditions they would like to start as a family. It doesn't have to be all on us as parents. Include your children and see what ideas they may come up with. Reporter: Dr. Rita Burke also urging parents to speak with their children about what's This is really a great opportunity to talk to them, have them open up and see how they're feeling and it's also an opportunity to talk to them about empathy. We're doing all of this because it's important to save other people and also to protect ourselves. Reporter: Here are a few ideas you can try. Try the one-way version where you pickp wrapped goody bags at the end of a driveway, end of a yard. Also no need to wipe down the candy wrappers, just make sure to wash your hands before you eat. If you're going out in a small group, you'r around people make sure to keep your distance and wear a mask. The costume mask alone is not adequate and you shouldn't wear both so just Thank Now to our new series "Ready

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