The coronavirus pandemic may have changed the way people attend haunted houses, especially since there’s little social distancing in those places. Now there’s a new method to scare people — the haunted car wash, NPR reports.
- Car wash owners have embraced the new trend, which has actually been happening for awhile but has been popularized because of the pandemic.
A haunted car wash tends to be safe from the pandemic since you’re sitting in your car the entire time.
- Strobe lights, signs, clowns dancing around, characters walking near you — that’s what you can expect from the car wash.
- “Haunted car wash tunnels are COVID-19 friendly. You know, nobody’s actually coming to touch you, grab you, or anything. You’re in your car, throughout the whole process, you’re sitting in your car,” Prashant Patel, who owns the Wash Doctor Carwash, in Birmingham, Ala., told NPR.
Haunted houses are taking precautions to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic, which Sarah Harris wrote about for the Deseret News. They’ve done their best to add social distancing markers and advisories for wearing masks during the events of the night.