Celebrating Halloween Amidst COVID-19

Anya Gruener, Video Editor

This year, Halloween is certain to be different as people take precautions against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, Miami residents reflect on how their celebrations will change this year, and what they are doing to have fun and enjoy the holiday despite the drawbacks. Happy Halloween!


“The candy and the spooky houses,” recounted six-year-old Daniella Kalach, reflecting on her favorite parts of Halloween. Kalach has had to face the stark reality that her favorite holiday will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I love trick or treating, but because of COVID I’m not going to be able to,” she said.

But how exactly have celebrations changed? For one, parents are hesitant to let their children knock on peoples’ doors as they go trick-or-treating.

“This year, Halloween is going to be different for us parents because we are scared of the virus,” said parent Erika Luft. “We don’t know who is going to open the door when our kids go trick-or-treating.’’

Still, there are many ways that you can make the most of the holiday. You can have a socially distant Netflix watch party, and if you are going to distribute candies, you can distribute candies that are individually wrapped. Decorating around the house is another good way to get in the Halloween spirit. In Key Biscayne, for example, many residents of the island are decorating their golf carts to get in the Halloween spirit.

All over, people are making adjustments to their Halloween. How are you going to celebrate? This is Anya Gruener, reporting for Raider Voice.