Boo! Did we scare you? October is a spooktacular month for those in the USA as the Halloween holiday approaches.Halloween in the USA is celebrated on October 31st every year. It is not considered a public holiday, meaning government offices and businesses still have regular operating hours on this day.
How do we typically celebrate Halloween in the USA?
It is a thrilling time associated with witches, black cats, spirits, jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and much more!People celebrate in various scary activities such as visiting haunted houses, watching scary movies, or by telling ghost stories. Others celebrate in less-scary ways such as decorating their residences, visiting pumpkin patches, carving pumpkins, and just having a good time with their friends and family.Trick-or-treating is popular with families on the evening of October 31st. The children commonly dress up in costumes (such as princesses, superheroes, pirates, monsters, etc.) and walk door-to-door in their local neighborhood and say, "trick-or-treat!" and the homeowners give them candy.However, this year's traditions will be celebrated differently all across the country to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while staying safe!
Holiday Celebration Precautions during COVID-19, advised by the CDC
- Family and friends should consider the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in their community and in the community where they plan to celebrate when considering whether to host or attend a holiday celebration.
- Indoor gatherings generally pose more risk than outdoor gatherings. Indoor gatherings with poor ventilation pose more risk than those with good ventilation, such as those with open windows or doors.
- Gatherings with attendees who are not adhering to social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart), mask-wearing, hand washing, and other prevention behaviors pose more risk than gatherings with attendees who are engaging in these preventative behaviors.
Whether you’re already working with us in the U.S., or are interested in joining PassportUSA, we hope you have a great day this October 31st.Registered nurses wishing to have future Halloween celebrations in the USA should apply with us today!