Fairfax community making the most out of Halloween

Kate Biedell, Writer

Fairfax County planning for Halloween 2020 has been affected by COVID and the need for physical distancing.

The Virginia State Health Department released guidance that trick or treating to a large number of houses is the “highest risk Halloween activity.” Risk can be reduced, according to the Health Department, by visiting homes where individuals are wearing masks and also maintaining social distance. 

Area neighborhood leaders are brainstorming guidelines to also keep it safe yet fun.

Some members of one neighborhood in eastern Fairfax County are considering pre-wrapped bags of candy that trick or treaters can grab and go.

Parents in the Fox Mill neighborhood are creating a candy map to identify who is giving out candy and who is not.

People who are in the spirit of Halloween and are creative have been planning some very creative pranks, tricks, and spooks.