While trick-or-treating is very high risk this year according to the CDC, many Americans are allegedly still moving ahead with it this year.
According to a survey in September they found that 62% of Americans still plan to carry on the tradition.
That being said, most parents are attempting to be as safe as possible and many are even placing purple pumpkins on their doorsteps as a sign that they are taking COVID-19 precautions seriously.
And while the purple pumpkin trend has been around for a while, prior it didn’t have anything to do with the coronavirus until this year.
Originally, it was for epilepsy awareness. And the very same year, another trend began too: Teal pumpkins.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is a similar initiative aimed at raising awareness about food allergies.
Millions of families are affected by things like gluten sensitivity and peanut allergies — and the teal pumpkins on the front steps are there to spread the word.
And it may not only raise awareness that someone in the home may be living with a life-threatening allergy, but also lets trick or treaters know that if they have a food allergy, they are not alone.
Families who have one outside their home should be wearing masks while answering the door and handling out candy.
In addition, wrapping your candy inside individual grab-and-go bags.
For more tips on how to stay safe this halloween, click here.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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