Local families plan to celebrate Halloween differently as it approaches

Some Lincolnites are not letting the pandemic stop them from choosing to celebrate Halloween safely.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Some Lincolnites are not letting the pandemic stop them from choosing to celebrate Halloween safely.
“We got costumes picked out for masks and that’s how we decided what everybody’s gonna be around the masks this year,” said Joel Dickey, a grandfather planning on trick or treating with his family.
Locals are planning to socially distance and take part in Halloween differently this year.
“Something that we’ve done different this year is we’re going to bring the music outside instead of having it in our house so that more people can enjoy kind of the haunty, spooky music,” says Andrea Thompson, a neighbor planning to give out treats.
The City of Lincoln posted COVID health measures to be followed during Halloween this year, saying you should wear a mask under your costume. But the CDC says you should not double mask.
Dickey says he and his grandchildren will cut down on the number of houses they pass while trick or treating.
“With the numbers in Lincoln and the way it’s going, you know, I think people have gotten relaxed on it, “said Dickey. “So yeah, I’m nervous about it but well keep it as save as possible and the grandkid well keep him limited to places we won’t be going around like years in the past.”
The City also recommends trick or treating groups should be kept under 8 people and do not eat candy while out.
If you are handing out treats, wash your and hands and prepackage them if possible.
“We’re keeping everything outside with music and lights and then individually wrapped treats for the kids,” says Thompson. “Nothing too big, we don’t want to promote large gatherings, but we definitely want the neighborhood kids to know that they have somewhere to go where they can get some treats this year.”
The City adds do not put treats in a bowl but line them along your porch or make a creative six-foot-long chute.
For more safety tips visit, https://www.klkntv.com/cdc-boos-and-donts-for-this-halloween-season/ or https://www.klkntv.com/halloween-safety-tips-from-the-lincoln-lancaster-county-health-department/

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