According to WIVB, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is asking Buffalo residents to play it safe, and don't do the traditional activities for Halloween this year. Going door-to-door or having large parties this year is not safe.

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that the normal Halloween activities can spread viruses including the highly contagious coronavirus.

According to WIVB, Mayor Byron Brown said.

Going door-to-door and giving or receiving candy is too great of a risk during this global pandemic, which continues to threaten or community, especially our most vulnerable residents. I urge residents to consider alternative Halloween activities and ask that everyone continues taking proper precautions.

According to WIVB, Churches, community groups, and other not-for-profit organizations that are holding events in accordance with the CDC guidelines can contact the Office of Special Events, at 716 851-4004, and your event can be added to the city's Halloween resource page.

There are some low-risk activates that are encouraged by the CDC, like carving pumpkins with members of your household, holding a virtual Holloween costume contest, hosting a Halloween movie night with people you live with, or a scavenger hunt with Holloween candy. These are just some of the events that are considered safe according to WIVB


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