With COVID-19 still circulating in North Texas, now is the time to start planning alternative Halloween activities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging trick-or-treating nationwide, calling it a high-risk activity for spreading COVID-19. They’re also dissuading trunk-or-treat events (where treats are distributed from trunks of cars in parking lots), indoor parties and haunted houses.

So why are these Halloween favorites considered high-risk?

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