Neighbors find safer alternatives to hand out candy this Halloween

Posted at 6:59 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 23:04:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — Like almost everything else this year, COVID-19 means Halloween may look a little different. Many trick-or-treaters will still be dressing up and going door-to-door. But many people are finding ways to celebrate safely.

Neighbors in some Nashville communities are creating safer plans to hand out candy.

The CDC says many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading the virus. Trunk-or-treats where treats - where vehicles line up to gather candy from trunks - and traditional, door-to-door trick-or-treating are both considered high risk.

Neighbors in Lennox Village in Nashville decided to come up with some creative ways to keep Halloween fun and also safe.

"I know a lot of our neighbors are doing some pretty cool candy chutes and things like that. We're going to have probably a little treat table set up in a place where you can kind of come up and get your treat and keep going," said Erik Meadors.

Meadors says he just wants to do his part to spread joy and not germs.

"We're just trying to do our part and be responsible, but still have some fun and not let everything that's kind of happening in 2020 ruin the year; totally have some bright spots along the way hopefully."

The CDC says if you are going to participate avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters and give out treats outdoors, if possible.