“Nextdoor” may help Halloween uncertainty

The app’s “treat map” shows homes participating in festivities
Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 7:46 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - As questions remain regarding Halloween procedures due to Covid-19, one member of the community has suggested using the Nextdoor application to provide some clarity in our community. The Nextdoor app is offering a “treat map” feature that allows home owners to mark their residence as a destination on the map. In turn, trick or treaters can then use the app to identify households who are welcoming candy seekers this year.

“I just think Halloween should still happen and as long as everybody stays safe and practices social distancing then it will be a great thing to have something normal for the kids to participate in this year. If you have decorations or a haunted house or pumpkins... people can go on the map and know where to go," said North Platte resident Lacey Lovelace. She initially introduced the idea on the “North Platte Rant” Facebook page earlier this week.

One of the houses shown in the video above has a “chute” that can dispense candy to people while staying six feet apart. All of this comes as Covid-19 cases are increasing in the West Central Health District just ten days away from Halloween. The Nextdoor app is free to download and the “treat map” feature can be found under the “neighborhood” tab.

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