Posted by: Emily Decker, MD on Oct 15, 2020


Physical distancing is an important part of COVID-19 ground rules, so it may take some extra creativity on the part of parents and kids to keep everyone extra safe. Here are some ideas and tips to have fun on the spookiest day of the year!

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