Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office giving Halloween safety tips

The pandemic has some communities canceling trick or treating.
The pandemic has some communities canceling trick or treating.(WTOC)
Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 at 5:35 PM EDT
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - The pandemic has some communities canceling trick or treating.

In Bulloch County, the sheriff’s office is suggesting people alter their traditional plans.

In talking to Bulloch County’s sheriff, he says his department won’t be out preventing people from trick or treating. But he’s asking families to use to caution and discretion.

With everything connected to COVID-19, he says going to people’s houses door to door to door, especially in strange neighborhoods, may not be the best idea. With recent burglaries in the communities, some homeowners might be on edge at any strange sounds outside.

He says the best plan is going to one of several community events where people will be socially distanced.

“They’ll have prepacked bags of candy. The folks will be wearing masks and gloves. The kids stay in the car and they’ll distribute a bag for every child in the car,” said Sheriff Noel Brown.

Some place you can take kids to include:

  • Mill Creek Park from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • YMCA from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sheriff’s Office sponsored event at the Fair Grounds from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The sheriff says those who insist on trick of treating, don’t go to strange neighborhoods or homes where you don’t know people and keep a safe distance everywhere.

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