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Sioux City metro officials urge changes to safely enjoy Halloween during coronavirus

October 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Among the suggestions: Residents should offer prepackaged goodie bags outside their homes for trick-or-treaters to grab, rather than interacting at the door. Halloween-themed protective face masks are also popular.

A display of Halloween themed coronavirus masks is shown, Friday, at the Spirit Halloween store in Sioux City.

SIOUX CITY -- There might be a smattering of bowls of chocolate bars, Skittles and candy corn sitting out on metro home front stoops this weekend. Holding the same style of Halloween parties and trick-or-treating in the method of years past is being discouraged by metro city government and public health officials, due to community spread of the novel coronavirus. However, none of these entities have said trick-or-treating can't be held in Sioux City or South Sioux City, so it is up to individual people to decide whether they'll be pulling in candy from neighborhood homes and bunching in with others at costume parties. "If you want to go trick-or-treating, you can.

Paul Boecher, manager at Spirit Halloween, wears a Halloween themed coronavirus mask, Friday, at the Halloween store in Sioux City.

Paul Boecher, manager at Spirit Halloween, says he has restocked the Halloween themed coronavirus masks several times, Friday, at the Halloween store in Sioux City.

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