No Trick-or-Treating or Large Indoor Gatherings For Halloween This Year
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.
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