A few months ago, many of us had no idea what the Halloween season would bring. As expected, it's not shocking that a new way to trick-or-treat virtually was created.

The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance for parents about Halloween trick-or-treating. 

They say people should avoid high-risk activities like traditional trick-or-treating, as well as:

  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
  • Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household

As an alternative to traditional Halloween festivities, Mars Candy has created Treat Town to have a safe trick-or-treating experience with family around the neighborhood.

According to their website, there's a few steps you have to take before the launch and when more details are released on October 1st:

  • Decorate your virtual door, help your kids create spooky monster avatars, and invite your neighbors to join the fun. Starting 10/01/20, sign up at Treat-Town.com or through the app.
  • Purchase your favorite candy! Buy virtual candy credits that your trick-or-treaters can redeem for real candy, from brands like M&Ms, Skittles, Twix, Snickers and many more.

The website says participants will be able to virtually trick-or-treat not only in their neighborhoods, but all over the country.

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