BPD discourages door-to-door trick-or-treating

Monday, October 19, 2020

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the Blytheville area the Blytheville Police Department is discouraging citizens from participating in the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treat activities this year.

"The number of identified locations in our area, with positive COVID-19 residents, has more than doubled since October 1st," Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said. "Door-to-Door activities involve contact with unknown persons at less than 6 feet and involves candy to be consumed which presents a risk of potential infection. We ask that you consider other Halloween activities that have less potential for the spread of COVID-19 and as always stay safe and healthy."