The Village of Lewiston said Halloween is "on" this year in Lewiston encouraging families to take part in trick-or-treating this year, as long as they practice covid19  precautions like social distancing according to WIVB-TV.

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“I don’t think that’s appropriate,” Cuomo said when asked if he would ban trick-or-treating out of an abundance of caution during the pandemic. “You have neighbors – if you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you, and I’m not going to tell you not to.”

Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch echoed the Governor's feelings on the matter...

“Well, the governor did say we are allowed to do trick-or-treating and if they stay socially distant, then it shouldn’t be a problem and also distributing candy, I hope everybody takes precautions so there’s not a lot of contact,” said Village Mayor Anne Welch.

The village is modifying a few things this year, because of the COVID-19 virus. The trick-or-treating hours will end an hour earlier than usual. Also, the annual Halloween party usually held in the village — will be replaced with an outdoor scavenger hunt.

Trick-or-treating in the Village of Lewiston is scheduled to take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the scavenger hunt event taking place earlier from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Halloween Day.