In year two of the pandemic, should kids trick-or-treat?
Last year, Halloween was a washout because of coronavirus.
Though it’s safer now than a year ago, should island keiki (high schoolers included) roam the streets with the Halloween masks or pandemic masks to gather candy and other treats even if they likely won’t eat anyway?
This is not your older sibling’s Halloween, when kids not only had a bag for treats, but carried a jack-o-lantern (with candle, years ago; with batteries, in more recent times). Do you remember jack-o-lanterns?
There still remains that magic number 10 for outdoor gatherings and there are clusters of dozens in costumes parading down the streets, often in clusters larger than 10, to collect the sweets.
So what’s your plan? Keep the kids at home? Don’t hand out treats?