Socially distanced Halloween

Sophie Enloe, Editor

COVID-19 has affected many things this year, including Halloween. People still dressed up and went trick or treating, but one thing that was different this year, according to sophomore Kimberlann Gilley, was that “there were significantly less people handing out candy”.

“More people were on the prairie and less people were handing out candy. There were a lot of trailers and people ran out of treats fast,” Gilley said.

Sophomore Cailyn Trousdale didn’t have a very different Halloween this year, but there was one thing she didn’t get to do.

“Me and my friends met up and dressed up like frat boys, we watched spooky movies, and we went on a hayride. Sadly, we didn’t get to trick or treat down the prairie like usual,” Trousdale said.

Another sophomore, Chloe Trail, didn’t go trick or treating this year, but it was not specified whether this was because of COVID-19.

“Me and some of my friends decided to go cosplaying and go to the mall. We didn’t go trick or treating, but we sure did buy a lot of candy and anime merchandise, so it evened itself out,” Trail said.

This year for Halloween, Gilley did not wear a mask while trick or treating.

“I didn’t because I was with family and kind of told to not wear a mask. Also, there wasn’t enough room to social distance,” Gilley said.

It is believed that COVID-19 may have prevented some Halloween parties this year.

“We had parties last year, but now because of COVID people were too scared it seemed,” Gilley said.

Without the sanitization and safety steps being enforced during Halloween, kids might not have been so safe from COVID-19.

“If you look at it, trick or treating is not really safe because of the touching and distributing of candy to children and lack of safety precautions,” Gilley said.