Buffalo, New York (WIVB) – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is urging residents not to treat Halloween from house to house due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Brown is also urging residents not to attend Halloween at any major indoor event.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), many traditional Halloween activities can spread viruses, including the highly contagious cholera virus.
“Going from house to house and receiving candy is very dangerous during this global epidemic, which threatens our society, especially our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Brown. I urge residents to consider alternative Halloween activities and urge everyone to continue to take proper precautions, including regular hand washing, exercise, and attendance at any large gathering. What we are doing now is protecting our families, our neighbors and our community. As a good neighbor, we must continue to be strong and stay together to fight this deadly virus.
Churches, community groups, and other nonprofits that are conducting other safe, risk-taking activities or celebrations in accordance with the CDC Directive can contact the Office of Special Events at 851-4004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org on the city’s Halloween resource at www.buffalony .gov / HalloweenEvents on the list.
The low-risk Halloween activities encouraged by the CD include the following
• Carry or decorate and display pumpkins with your family members;
• Carrying or decorating pumpkins outdoors, at a safe distance with neighbors or friends;
• Decorate your home, apartment or residence;
• Searching for Halloween Scammers When their children are on the Halloween-themed list
Going from house to house admiring Halloween decorations in the distance;
• Hold a virtual Halloween costume contest;
• hosting a Halloween movie night with your roommates;
• Find a way to spend time with your family members, not in your home or at home.
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