Zoo Boo implement changes for Halloween safety

Zoo Boo implement changes for Halloween safety

MEMPHIS,Tenn. — Like so many things this year, Halloween will be different.

Due to COVID-19, some cities are asking kids not to trick or treat and events are being canceled.

Some, like Adina Jackson, said they plan to keep closer to home and among those they know.

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“We are probably going to just go to different family houses and go around and get candy that way. Get the feel of Halloween and trick or treating,” said Jackson.

The Shelby County Health Department originally did not recommend door to door trick of treating.

That changed slightly when it released suggestions on how to go about it safely:

  • Avoid direct contact with trick or treaters.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to pick up.
  • Kids should wash their hands before eating their treats.

Some traditions are continuing, especially where the number of people can be controlled.

For example, Zoo Boo at the Memphis Zoo is underway with some modifications for safety.

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Whether it’s a family gathering or modified trick or treating, some say we should do what we can to help brighten this dreary year.

“We all need a little positive energy, a little excitement and a little break from the monotony,” said Bruce Landau.

One thing being noticed around the country is it seems like more people are decorating for Halloween, and those who’ve always done it are going over the top for the kids and let’s face it, for all of us.