Many Memphians still plan to go trick or treating in spite of a Halloween crackdown by the Shelby County Health Department. ‘Wake Up Memphis’ with Robyn Walensky discussed how the health department has been given way too much power over people’s personal lives.Tuesday afternoon the health department released guidelines detailing exactly what is and isn’t allowed this Halloween. The health department claims the precautions are to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Walensky isn’t buying the reasoning.
“And I say the only way to ‘Keep America Great’ and ‘Keep Memphis Great’ is to get out there in your Halloween costume and have some fun,” Walensky says.
David Wiemar from Wiemar’s Jewelry called in and told Walensky he plans on passing out bags of candy at his store, and he’s even got a costume planned:
“It’s the government, they’re trying to control us,” Wiemar says about the guidelines. “I ain’t got time for this mess.”
KWAM’s ‘The Real Resistance’ co-host Chett Hopper tells ‘Wake Up Memphis’ the health department’s restrictions are “ridiculous.”“Halloween is literally the only holiday where you don’t really have to be around people. They come to your door, you throw things at them, and they leave,” he says. “You can get candy right there on the porch.”
KWAM is still celebrating Halloween. Stay tuned for details.