Mayor Byron Brown is requesting that city residents not to do door-to-door trick-or-treating this Halloween in light of the ongoing pandemic.

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In a story aired on WIVB-TV the Mayor also cautioned against large indoor gatherings for Halloween.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state that many traditional Halloween activities can spread the highly contagious coronavirus.

“Going door-to-door and giving or receiving candy is too great of a risk during this global pandemic, which continues to threaten our community, especially our most vulnerable residents,” Mayor Brown said. “I urge residents to consider alternative Halloween activities and ask that everyone continues taking the proper precautions, including regularly washing hands, practicing safe physical distancing and refraining from attending or hosting large gatherings of any kind. What we do now will safeguard our families, our neighbors and our community. As the City of Good Neighbors, we must continue to stay strong and stay together to fight this deadly virus.”

 

Low-risk Halloween activities encouraged by the CDC include:

• Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household
• Decorating your house for the holiday
• Holding a virtual Halloween costume contest;
• Hosting a Halloween movie night with your family
• Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home.

For more guidance on holiday celebrations, click here.