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Mayor Joe Hogsett used his 2020 State of the City address to speak about the coronavirus pandemic, criminal justice reform and economic equity.

Indianapolis Star

The city of Indianapolis is advising against traditional trick-or-treating on Halloween, but guidelines released Friday fall short of barring the activity during the coronavirus pandemic.

The only activity on the city’s “not allowed” list: in-person social gatherings of more than 50 people, an instruction that falls in line with the current Marion County Public Health Department public health order.

Regarding door-to-door trick-or-treating and “trunk-or-treating,” where treats are handed out from trunks of cars, these activities are not recommended because of challenges related to maintaining 6 feet of social distance. The practice of leaving candy in bowls for visitors to collect also is not recommended.

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Dayana Valdez attends the 2019 Safe Night Halloween at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Because of the coronavirus pandemic,