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Pulaski Haunted House to implement many safety precautions

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 23:01:19-04

PULASKI (NBC 26) -- Halloween is almost here and with it comes the return of haunted houses. One place in Pulaski is getting ready to open for it's fourth season with many restrictions in place.

"Halloween is like our Christmas," said Tony Van Laanen, the owner of Revenge Haunt in Pulaski. "We have to do things a little different this year, but hopefully we can all enjoy it."

Van Laanen is only allowing 25 people in at a time when the place opens. Only groups of five can go in through the hallways at once.

"We need to do what we cant to limit the movement through the halls," he said.

He will also give each patron gloves to wear while the walk through, and masks are encouraged.

The CDC is warning people about haunted houses. They listed that activity as "High Risk" because of screaming and lack of social distancing.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween

Van Laanen believes his restrictions can help keep people safe.

"We are looking forward to this," he said. "Finally we have something to do after we have been stuck inside. It has been a tough year for all of us."