City of Columbus continues to encourage safety ahead of Halloween weekend

City of Columbus continues to encourage safety ahead of Halloween weekend

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The mayor of Columbus is encouraging people to not let up in the fight against COVID-19, especially during Halloween weekend.

During a city council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Skip Henderson said the city is urging people to find safe alternatives to trick-or-treating. But if you’re going to go trick-or-treating, he said the city’s recommendation is to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions' guidelines.

“If you must go trick-or-treating from house-to-house, go from house-to-house and not door-to-door. Don’t take candy from somebody inside the house. Only visit the locations that have pre-packaged candy sitting on the table where you can sort of grab it and go,” said Henderson.

The city hosted Spooktacular over the weekend as an alternative to trick-or-treating where several thousand people came to the Columbus Civic Center. The deputy city manager said the only complaint from the event was the long wait.

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