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SACRAMENTO (CNN/CBS13) — Halloween, a holiday that brings Americans together over a shared love for candy and costumes, will look very different during the pandemic.As families reconsider Halloween traditions, companies that usually rely on Halloween for sales have been shuffling to adapt.
Here’s what Halloween will look like this year.
Socially distant trick-or-treating
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Halloween safety guidelines, labeling traditional trick-or-treating as a “high risk activity.” As an alternative, the CDC suggested “one-way trick-or-treating,” which involves dropping off individually wrapped goodie bags at neighbors and friends’ houses.
Just earlier this week, California public health officials released guidance on another upcoming holiday, discouraging against trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Retailers, such as CVS, Target and Meijer, took note, tapping into one-way trick-or-treating by offering “boo bags” — bags of candy that are meant to be left at your friends or neightbors’ front doors, eliminating human contact.
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Additionally, a group of companies — including Party City, Hershey, Shoprite, Spirit Halloween and the National Retail Federation and Unicef — teamed up to create halloween2020.org, a website that maps out how to trick-or-treat safely in every county in the United States.
Spirit Halloween recommended contactless …
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