Cookeville is leaving the decision on participating in this year’s Halloween up to individuals.
Cookeville City Manager James Mills said residents that do not want trick or treaters at their door should keep their lights off on Halloween. However, Mills said the city is asking for those who go out to still practice good safety.
“Those that want to participate we’d encourage them to follow all health and safety protocols,” Mills said. “Try to maintain social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently.”
Mills said that there were discussions with the health department about Halloween. Ultimately, Mills said the decision to leave trick or treating up to individuals cam after discussions between city leaders and city council members.