Several neighbors have asked about MKNA’s position on trick-or-treating this Halloween. Here’s our take:
Halloween in Meridian Kessler is one of the best – if not the best – nights of the year. Our neighborhood is a Halloween mecca – it’s well lit, it’s safe, and it has great sidewalks. Most importantly, it offers kids from all over the city a festive atmosphere. It’s not an understatement to say our sidewalks could easily be mistaken for New York City sidewalks. Because of the weather, last year’s Halloween was a bit of a dud. So many of us were looking forward to a normal Halloween in 2020.
But 2020 isn’t normal. Both the Centers for Disease Control and the City recommend against participating in traditional trick-or-treating this year. The CDC’s recommendation is premised on current COVID-19 levels, which are not good in Indiana right now. As Mayor Hogsett emphasized: “These are precautions that you can take to protect your health, the health of your family, and the health of your neighbors.” It’s also important to remember that most all Meridian Kessler schools and those in surrounding neighborhoods have returned to in-person education. Protecting our children’s ability to stay in school (and protecting parent’s sanity) is paramount.
MKNA joins with the City and the CDC and recommends against a traditional Halloween. Please avoid face-to-face trick-or-treating, haunted house visits, and indoor parties. Simply put, being safe during the pandemic is worth more than a party or a bag of candy.
Stay safe and we will welcome the City for Halloween back to our neighborhood in 2021!