Haunted houses, scary masks and special effect makeup are not the only thing to bring a fright for Halloween 2020. As month seven of the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, local officials advise safe practices leading up to Halloween festivities.

“We are seeing a very slight uptick in cases; my opinion is that it is probably a combination of laxity when it comes to social distancing and masks, and the fact that people are getting tired of avoiding crowds,” said Washington County Health Authority Dr. William Loesch.

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