Halloween trick-or-treating will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 pm.

 

 

  • Homes that DO NOT WANT trick-or-treaters should be kept dark, simply turning off any outside lights (to make it clear to trick-or-treaters to skip over that house).
  • Homes that WANT to have visits by trick-or-treaters should have their homes/porches well-lighted outside to welcome the costumed kiddos.

 

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is advisable to follow the CDC and state guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing during trick-or-treating.

 

These are recommendations only and are not to be substituted for parental and/or guardian judgement if you believe your child and/or charge should go trick or treating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These recommendations should also not circumvent your judgement on whether you wish to hand out treats during trick or treating.

 

Here are a few other suggestions to help celebrate the holiday safely:

Recommendations for Participating Houses:

  • If you or anyone with you feels sick or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone awaiting test results, do not participate in trick or treating.
  • Create a touch-less set up. Please refrain from communal candy bowls or handing out homemade goodies or unwrapped items.
  • If possible, set up a trick or treating station outside using a table and placing your treats out for the children. If you wish to give multiple treats, consider pre-packaging your treats to leave on the table.
  • Please maintain social distance between trick or treating parties and yourself, and wear a face covering when interacting with them.
  • If you want trick-or-treaters to stop by, but are at a higher risk of infections, consider leaving a table of easy to grab-and-go items out for the kids.

 

Recommendations for Trick or Treaters:

  • If you or anyone with you feels sick or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone awaiting test results, do not participate in trick or treating.
  • If you plan to trick-or-treat in a group, try to limit the group size to 3 or 4 children. Review with them in advance the need for social distancing.  Remember that adults accompanying children should also be social distancing.
  • All member of your group should wear a face covering (be creative!). This includes both children and adults.
  • Avoid the unnecessary touching of multiple items when picking up treats.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and try to use it any time you or your child come in direct contact with a participant outside your group.
  • Trick-or-treaters should wash their hands when they get home.
  • Additionally, trick-or-treaters should hold off on eating any candy until they get home.

 

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!