How to Make Fun Fall Activities Safe Again

by Katrina Lalata - October 7, 2020

How to Make Fun Fall Activities Safe Again

It’s here… fall.  The smell of fire pits in the air, hay rides, trick or treating, apple picking, and everything pumpkin spice takes over.  Flannel is in, flip flops are out, and the days get shorter.  To some, this is a bummer, as the lazy days of summer are indeed, now over.  To others, it’s a welcomed site and a breath of fresh air.  But is it really in these Coronavirus times?  Can we still have the same amount of fun that we used to?  Depending on where you look or what you read, the answers are mixed.  

Fall weather
Sitting on the stairs on a fall afternoon

According to the CDC, most fall activities are no no’s now, and are now moderate to major risk taking activities.  The fun of trick or treating, seeing kids excited as they go door to door getting their favorite treats, is now an even bigger threat.  Want to go apple picking with your significant other or family?  Nope, that’s no good now either.  What do we have to do to make it safe again?  Can we really have body temperature kiosks everywhere?  If so, where could we put them?  Can we put a body temperature kiosk by someone’s front door?  If so, who absorbs that cost?  How about the hayrides?  Do we put a body temperature kiosk at the gate before you get on?  What about those wonderful apple trees, just waiting to be picked?  Where does one put a body temperature kiosk in the middle of an apple tree farm?  Next to every tree?  At the entrance to the farm?  All of these questions are legitimate and need answers.  The question there is, who’s going to find out?  It’s important to, otherwise, perhaps we never can return to the fun…

So fall is in the air.  The cold is setting in.  The fun summer days are over.  Flu season is knocking.  Covid is still rampant.  Doesn’t sound like there’s much fun in store… Could there be though?  That is a question that we’re waiting to have an answer to.

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