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A PSA on Salem's tourism website discouraging Halloween visitors during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy City of Salem)
A PSA on Salem's tourism website discouraging Halloween visitors during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy City of Salem)

Halloween this year is on Saturday, and it will a rare full "blue moon" in the sky. That perfect spooky confluence, in a normal year, would be a boon to America's Halloween capital, Salem.

But this year, as the state's coronavirus infection numbers continue to be at more than a thousand new cases a day, Salem has a new, clear message for anyone interested in visiting: Stay away.

That's the same message from many Massachusetts cities and town for this weekend, as city leaders discourage residents from trick-or-treating, and suggesting safer alternatives.

We take listener calls on how Halloween will be different this year with the Mayor of Salem, Kim Driscoll, and Dr. Shira Doron, an infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center.

This segment aired on October 29, 2020.

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