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West Virginia: Trick-or- Treating left up to communities

October 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Although some municipalities were waiting on direction from the Governor, trick-or-treating in West Virginia is being left up to each individual community. Mineral County Health Department administrator A.Jay Root told the News Tribune Thursday that he had been in contact with Gov. Jim Justice’s office and they had “indicated that local communities should make their own decision related to trick-or-treating and other Halloween-related activities, using the guidance issued by the CDC for holiday celebrations.“  The Keyser City Council had said during their Sept. 23 meeting that they would await a decision from the Governor. Other Mineral County municipalities, however, including Elk Garden, Carpendale and Ridgeley, have already set their times for the Halloween tradition. Keyser is expected to make a decision at their next meeting, scheduled for Oct. 14.