#childsafetytips | Jackson area offers some Halloween events for children amid COVID-19

In the past year, COVID-19 has kept the world from participating in many events. Halloween was among the events impacted.

According to Mississippi State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, it is safe for families to participate in collecting candy this year, using hand sanitizer and passing out candy outdoors.  

“I think most trick-or-treating sort of stuff is pretty safe,” State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs said. “Just keeping it small or keeping it outdoors is going to be the thing to do.” 

Parents have said in order to keep their kids safe this Halloween, they will carry hand sanitizer, wear masks and practice social distancing. Some will not participate in trick-or-treating at all. 

Flowood resident Lindsey Simon plans to carry hand sanitizer to reduce the risk of COVID-19. 

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