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Decorate With Purple If You Plan To Hand Out Candy In A Safe Manner This Halloween

Purple pumpkin
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Purple pumpkin
Purple pumpkin
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Purple pumpkin

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering a way to let parents and children know which houses are practicing a safe Halloween this year during a pandemic. 

If you plan to hand out candy and you’ve found a safe way to do so, you’re asked to decorate with the color purple.  That might include painting a pumpkin purple, using purple light bulbs or decorating the front door.

Some ways to offer candy to trick-or-treaters safely during the pandemic is to set treat bags out on the porch, at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard or make some sort of chute to send the candy to kids from a distance.

You can find advice to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic at health.springfieldmo.gov/holidaytips.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.