Mayor Eric Johnson and County Judge Clay Jenkins urge residents to #StaySpookySafe and #HalloweenAtHome


Special to The Dallas Examiner


With Halloween just around the corner, Mayor Eric Johnson and County Judge Clay Jenkins have been trying to get the message out to residents that while this year’s Halloween will be different than previous years, the holiday can still be fun and safe.

With rising COVID-19 cases, an increase in hospitalizations, and the county now back in the “Red-High Community Risk for COVID-19 Transmission,” traditional activities such as trick-or-treating are discouraged. Alternatives such as virtual costume contests, cookie decorating, in-home candy hunting and watching Halloween movies are safe choices for families looking for ideas.

“This year’s Halloween at home will be a chance to create new family traditions. My family will be celebrating at home by carving pumpkins, taking an “edible brains” baking class and watching scary movies,” Jenkins said. “While traditional activities will have to be put on hold this year, there

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