A slew of Halloween decorations in Ohio are being celebrated in a bid to get people out to Halloween festivities, as a growing number of Americans have grown concerned about the possible spread of flu and other contagious diseases.
The state’s public health department has been working to create “more awareness about the risks and potential for coronavirus,” according to its website.
In the Columbus suburb of Westlake Heights, a home-themed Halloween party featuring costumes and decorations is slated to be held Oct. 3 at The Muddy Water.
Partygoers dressed as a clown, a clownfish, and an old lady are expected to wear masks and pose for photos at the event, according to an invitation on the Facebook page.
The party was advertised on the event page with a “Rampantly Halloween” theme, and a link to “find your local party location” on the page.
It also lists an address for the event.
The event will feature a costume contest, live music, and activities for kids.
The Halloween party will be open to everyone.
The location has not yet been announced.
Other events in Ohio include a Christmas party in Akron and a Halloween party in Columbus.