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'Blame it on me' - Stamford mayor discourages trick-or-treating due to rise in COVID-19 cases

The mayor of Stamford says he does not support residents trick-or-treating due to the rise in coronavirus cases.

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2020, 11:42 PM

Updated 1,335 days ago

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The mayor of Stamford says he does not support residents trick-or-treating due to the rise in coronavirus cases.
But some residents say they believe trick-or-treating can be done safely and that it's important kids have some sort of normalcy this year.
Debbie Foll says her neighborhood has agreed to take precautions to allow for kids to stop by their homes this year, including arrows showing kids which way to walk and a candy chute.
Mayor David Martin says he he's not outlawing Halloween but won't condone celebrations that involve interacting with people from other households.
"If the kids are disappointed, blame it on me," said Martin. "Blame it on me, it's the mayor's fault."
Martin agrees with the state guidance on Halloween and that trick-or-treating is a high-risk activity and should be avoided.


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