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Ohio Co. Judge-Executive Asks Community to Not Trick-or-Treat This Halloween

Ohio County's Judge-Executive recommended on Wednesday that area residents not participate in trick-or-treating this Halloween at all, citing the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in the area.

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 5:03 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2020 5:08 PM

Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston is highly recommending that area residents don't go trick-or-treating at all.

"I highly recommend that we don't go trick-or-treating at all, because of these numbers going up," said Johnston. "I sure don't want to be the Halloween grinch, but these are my recommendations - that we just don't."

Judge-Executive Johnston recommends that as an alternative, Ohio County families participate in activities with their families, at home. 

While it was said that Judge-Executive Johnston's recommendations on Halloween were just that - recommendations, Johnston did say that there would be no further activities hosted in county-owned buildings until at least Jan. 1, 2021.

As of Wednesday in Ohio County, the Green River District Health Department said 624 total residents of the county had contracted the virus so far and that 10 of them had died from it.

The Ohio County Judge-Executive's message aligns with that of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, which advises residents of the Bluegrass State to avoid Halloween activities classified as "high risk," like door-to-door trick-or-treating.

You can hear Johnston's full message on the Ohio County Fiscal Court Facebook page.

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