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Contact tracing.

The governor and state health commissioner said at the beginning of this halloween month...that haunted houses shouldn't open during the pandemic...and if they did...people shouldn't go to them because of the potential to spread the coronavirus.

But...that hasn't stopped them from opening or people from going to them as abc 36's bobbi mcswine found out.

##### "people come here to have fun and i think we should still be able to do that.

We just need to do what's right."

The line at wicked world scaregrounds haunted house in nicholasville...fill ed with excited people.

Everyone was wearing a mask...and temperatures were checked...but not all were six feet apart in line.

I asked people how they felt about coronavirus safety precautions.

Mandalynn jackson: "i think they're mandatory and need to follow them and it's good that we get to experience stuff like this."

Ronald roberson:"people can have fun, but they just gotta be careful what they do and have their masks on at all times like they're supposed to."

Wicked world scaregrounds' website says groups are limited to 6 people or less...masks are required...and social distancing is enforced inside.

Two thrill seekers say they've been to another haunted house in the state...and are making their rounds.

Tera, ernie: "with everything going on, it seems like there won't be a lot of, i guess, excitement as previous years, but there is.

Just take precautions.

Wear your mask.

Do what your supposed to do and you're going to have as much fun as if nothing's going on."

The pair says the scare actors at the haunted house they visited before...didn't jump out directly at them...instead they kept their distance and jumped at nearby walls.

Tera, ernie: "trying to just keep everybody safe and have fun."

Governor andy beshear and public health commissioner...dr. steven stack...earlier this month said haunted houses aren't a good idea this year "people are shouting and screaming and people are jumping at you.

That is exactly how someone screams and sprays coronavirus in the air and infects someone else and other people go through there and the same employee comes back day after day and before you know it, you've infected a lot of folks."

In nicholasville, bobbi mcswine, abc 36 news.

##### we tried to talk to management about going against the state's recommendation by operating this year...but were told it was the haunted house's busiest weekend and they didn't have


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