DETROIT – Halloween is on Saturday -- but with cases of COVID-19 cases climbing throughout the country, a lot of people are reconsidering how to celebrate this year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said trick-or-treating is a high-risk activity and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services agrees, but a lot of families are still planning to trick-or-treat, and many houses will still be handing out candy.
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- Police are responding an allegedly armed man who has barricaded himself inside a home on Concord Street on Detroit’s east side, near Seven Mile Road. Click here to read more.
- A 7-year-old girl who was shot by a drive-by shooter inside her Detroit home Wednesday night has died. Click here to read more.
- A group of classical musicians are using their talents to encourage Detroiters to vote in the presidential election on Tuesday. Click here to read more.
- Javon Stacks said 640 animals, most of them hedgehogs, were seized during a raid in Romulus back in November of last year. Click here to read more.
It can be a challenge to celebrate Halloween in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Time and time again, safety precautions have led to burst of new creativity.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, experts say the need for efficient and rapid testing remains critical. According to a new University of Michigan study, promoting incentives to quicken turnaround, having public health officials monitor testing operations in real-time and coordinate testing across state lines could prevent more deaths.