FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Nine-year-old John Vance was frightened at the thought of no candy this Halloween.
"I didn't know if we were going to have trick-or-treating because of COVID. So I was a little worried," said Vance.
John expressed worry about losing a special moment with his siblings, walking with his cousins from door to door, and filling his bucket with treats.
His mother, Heidi Vance, like many parents this year, made adjustments so John and his three siblings could still enjoy the fall time holiday.
"We still bought candy but we haven't bought as much because we don't know how many kids are going to be trick or treating. And we of did home costumes instead of going out and buying new ones," said Vance.
Fort Wayne Police made adjustments of their own, designating trick or treating hours between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Brittany Weisman of New Haven started a Halloween Facebook group for residents to pool resources for a COVID-friendly Halloween.
"I wanted it to be safe so it didn't get canceled and I wanted it to be informative so that people would be able to know where they felt comfortable taking their kids," said Weisman.
Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter says some of the highest risk activities are indoor parties where people are eating and drinking without masks and within 6 feet of each other.
The Health Department suggests outside parties, enforcing social distancing and the wearing of masks to reduce the risk of COVID-19.