Local families find unique ways to celebrate Halloween while staying safe

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina made it difficult for trick-or-treating this Halloween.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s one of the high-risk fall activities for spreading the virus. But families still found unique ways to celebrate the holiday.

“Yeah, we love Halloween, so we’re trying to make the best of it," said Halloween fan Kara Hoffman.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Glenn Counts got to see how families and even the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office helped make it as safe as possible.