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What’s Missing from Halloween in the Time of COVID-19?


This year for Halloween, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising against “traditional” trick-or-treating: “where treats are handed to children who go door to door.” Instead, the agency suggests “a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home,” which is both a perfectly good idea and the kind of advice that gives career bureaucrats a bad name.

Doesn’t scavenging inside feel pretty much like what you do every day?

Okay, how about the CDC’s alternative idea: “a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance?"

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.

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