GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -Halloween is rapidly approaching. However this yr, there’s something else that makes the vacation much more scary.
COVID-19 circumstances are nonetheless rising, cancelling occasions, events, and plans and will doubtlessly impression companies that rely on the October Halloween gross sales.
Lisa Cartwright is the proprietor of Halloween Specific in Greenville and says despite the fact that we’re in the midst of a pandemic, enterprise has been booming.
Cartwright says school youngsters are nonetheless shopping for, adults are shopping for, youngsters are shopping for.
She mentioned folks have discovered a solution to have a good time this yr, despite the fact that numerous occasions have been cancelled.
Some prospects within the retailer mentioned they’re simply hanging out at their houses on Halloween, however they’re nonetheless dressing up in costumes.
Cartwright added that folks want one thing enjoyable to do, particularly throughout a pandemic.
One other buyer mentioned it’s good to do one thing small, and have social interplay with folks because the world has been locked up for some time.
However he desires to remind everybody to remain secure.
Well being leaders mentioned that when you do go to events or occasions for Halloween, be sure you put on your masks and apply social distancing to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.
The North Carolina Division of Well being and Human Providers suggests holding digital contests just like the WITN Halloween Costume Contest.
The CDC says you shouldn’t put on a Halloween costume masks as an alternative to a material masks except it’s made from two or extra layers of breathable cloth that covers your mouth and nostril.
The CDC additionally warns that carrying a fancy dress masks over an everyday material face masks may make it onerous to breathe.
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