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Tomorrow, some families will take part in Halloween per usual, while others make the decision to stay home.

Community Policing Office Coordinator Marlene Jones recently stopped by Q101 to discuss some Halloween safety tips and even some ideas for those staying home this year.

“Some ideas are a pumpkin carving event, showing off your costume online to friends and families, there are some neat ideas about Halloween scavenger hunts, scary movies,” listed Jones.

Jones also addressed the possibility of coming into contact with high touch surfaces like doorknobs and doorbells for trick or treaters and the importance of cleaning them or sanitizing your hands after.

Some of the usual tips from the CPO on Halloween have actually changed this year with the pandemic ongoing.

“Our message before was be visual, be in a large group, that doesn’t apply this year. We want to see smaller groups and masks incorporated into costumes,” added Jones.

For more tips, you can contact the Community Policing Office.


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