Columbus Mayor Issues Recommendations for Halloween


The following press release comes from the Columbus Mayor's office:

With a spooky season approaching and COVID-19 still circulating, Mayor Skip Henderson encourages Muscogee County residents to show their Halloween spirit this year by emphasizing dress-up and decoration and reducing their risk by avoiding person to person trick-or-treating, haunted houses, or big holiday gatherings.

COVID-19 can easily pass from person to person through close contact, and it’s difficult to maintain a safe distance on porches and doorsteps, especially in neighborhoods where trick or treating is popular.

When planning for Halloween this year, our residents can play it safe from COVID-19 by emphasizing the parts of the holiday that do not involve getting too close to other people.

The City is planning an amazing event as a safe alternative to traditional trick or treating.

The Columbus Civic Center and Parks and Recreation Department have partnered with various departments of the Columbus Consolidated Government and local organizations to present A Spooktacular Trunk or Treat & More on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 5 PM – 8 PM.

This safe family-friendly event will allow the citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to parade through our CCG Glow of Lights.

This display will also feature inflatables and fall decorations to truly light up the night.

The Mayor encourages all to avoid high-risk activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. High-Risk Activities include the following:

• Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door

• Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots

• Attending crowded costume parties held indoors

• Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming

• Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household