BY NOAH SORIA
In 2020, having a normal Halloween was unrealistic due to the spike of COVID-19 cases. Now with protocols easing up, and three different options of the COVID-19 vaccine being accessible to the country for roughly nine months now, Halloween will look a little more normal in 2021.
With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has publicly spoken on suggested protocols/ways to have an enjoyable & safe Halloween this year.
Walensky said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” two weeks ago, that trick-or-treating will be more normal in 2021, particularly for the individuals who feel open to spending time outdoors in the midst of the pandemic.
Children should be able to go trick-or-treating this Halloween with a couple of precautions. Walensky recommended trick-or-treating outside, limiting crowds and avoiding crowded Halloween parties.
“I wouldn’t necessarily go to a crowded Halloween party, but I think that we should be able to let our kids go trick-or-treating in small groups,” Walensky said. “I hope that we can do that this year.”
Here at Cypress College, Associated Students and participating clubs will each host a themed booth for a community Halloween drive-thru event on October 29. Candy and goody bags will be distributed at each booth, so visit Lot 4 and Lot 5 to take part in the Halloween drive-thru fun.