MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department announced no trick or treating, no carnivals, parties or parades.
Instead of the usual activities, SCHD suggested an online party, decorate your yard or have a drive-by Halloween event.
Akiya Spencer and Naya Preyer agreed that none of those options sound fun for any of their youngsters.
“My son, this is actually his second year trick-or-treating, and I was looking forward to it, but of course now we aren’t able to do that, so I guess just being at home doing something safely for our kids will actually work out, but at the same time everything being shut down is very unfortunate,” said Spencer.
This was going to be the first year Preyer’s son was even old enough to go trick or treating. Now, she’s making other plans too.
“I definitely feel like it’s unfair because this is a tradition that kids look forward to every year. you know being able to dress up in their costumes and go house to house and get candy,” Preyer said.
Both Spencer and Preyer wondered how these new guidelines will be enforced and regulated.
“How are we going to do that?" Preyer asked. "How are we going to do an online party for kids?”
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