Halloween survey results: Split responses on participation plans
Here are the results from our Halloween survey of ClickOnDetroit readers. Participants were given questions will multiple choice answers and an option to elaborate on their Halloween plans. Only 25% of respondents, meanwhile, said Halloween trick-or-treating should be canceled in their neighborhood this year. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
COVID Halloween: Here’s how to minimize risk while handing out candy, trick-or-treating
Forget the usual approach of putting one bowl of candy at your front door and handing it out to children this Halloween. Instead, mask up and put on some gloves if you’re going to be handing out candy. Make up individual bags of candy that the trick-or-treaters can easily grab and go. READ: Michigan health officials make recommendations regarding Halloween celebrationsTo hand out candy, clean a table and set it up near the sidewalk. A simple Halloween mask will not be enough to protect from the coronavirus.
Survey: What are your plans for Halloween weekend?
With the coronavirus pandemic still gripping Michigan, what will your Halloween weekend plans look like this time around? If this is you and you are not an Insider, please sign up here to receive more opportunities to participate in our surveys. We run more exclusive surveys through our membership program. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Fun crafts for an indoor Halloween celebration
You may be shying away from Trick-Or-Treating this year because of the pandemic but kids can still have lots of fun at home. Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit showed us some cool Halloween crafts that the whole family can enjoy. She also suggested coloring Halloween masks for a personalized touch on your costume. If you’re still trying to decorate the house, it’s a good time to put those toilet paper and paper towel rolls to use. Watch the video to see more Halloween craft ideas!
When it comes to preventing spread of COVID-19 not all masks are equal
DETROIT – Not all masks are created equal, especially when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Kristin Englund from the Cleveland Clinic said it’s important to remember only certain masks are proven effective in reducing coronavirus spread. READ: Michigan lawmakers approve COVID-19 response plan“We know that cloth masks that have two layers of cloth are the best way to protect yourself when you’re out trick-or-treating. Try to find some cloth that matches your costume and make your own masks,” she said. Surgical and cloth masks are often worn to help prevent COVID-19.
Halloween thoughts, concerns, plans: Here’s what you said
We asked ClickOnDetroit Insider members for thoughts about Halloween festivities this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Staying safe is a priority, keep distance, people passing candy, wear masks and gloves, etc.” -- Anthony in Huron Township“I plan to celebrate Halloween no differently. I think it can be done safely.” -- Janice in Livonia“I’ll be giving my children a Halloween party with a few family members and neighborhood kids. Kids had to give up way too much this year.” -- Stephanie in Dearborn Heights“Just a normal Halloween. -- Sandra in Troy“We are having a Halloween ‘party’ with just us and the grandparents that babysit our child regularly.
Washtenaw County Farm Bureau to host agricultural trick or treat in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Trick-or-treating looks a bit different this year. Between 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, families with children 12-years-old and younger will be able to experience free drive-thru agricultural trick-or-treating at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. By visiting 15 stations, participants will be able to enjoy different Michigan foods and products. Hosted by the Washtenaw County Farm Bureau, the free event will be in the pavilion of Building B. The Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds are at 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
City of Dearborn strongly discourages trick-or-treating this Halloween
DEARBORN, Mich. – The city of Dearborn is strongly discouraging residents from trick-or-treating this Halloween due to dangers of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). “We understand that trick-or-treating is an important tradition for many families,” Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. said. A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. Here are the tips provided by Dearborn officials for homeowners:Use duct tape to mark six-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.