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Gov. Beshear offers guidance for Halloween activities

Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 2:29 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/WYMT) - With one month until Halloween, officials are giving guidance for Halloween. Like everything else this year, it’s going to look different.

Governor Andy Beshear said Wednesday he’s advising no big block parties for the spooky day.

“No big parties of kids coming together,” Beshear said. “You’re going to see it’s going to need to be individual families taking their kids out to trick or treat and then we’re going to ask that the way it’s done at the door to be done a little differently too.”

Beshear believes they have come up with a “reasonably safe” plan.

“Remember if you don’t trick or treat at all it’s safer in a time of COVID, but [we’ve come up with] a reasonably safe way that people can have, the kids can have a lot of the experiences,” Beshear said. “And those at the house can perhaps even watch the kids, but we avoid the direct interaction where you lean over the child and provide the candy directly.”

Thursday the governor brought had Dr. Stack address this year’s Halloween recommendations.

Dr. Stack mentioned not directly handing the candy out, but leaving the individually wrapped candy out on the porch or walkway with a sign.

He also discouraged going Trick-or-Treating in large groups and instead asked that individual households travel together.

Events like haunted houses, hayrides, and anything that involves large groups were recommended to be put off until next year.

“Let’s keep Halloween for the kids. Let’s all come together and make sure the kids can have a good, safe experience and have fun. This is not the year to have all the adult Halloween parties. Adult Halloween gatherings are not the same things as the kids',” said Dr. Stack.

You can find full Halloween Guidelines here.

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