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How to Keep Trick or Treat 2020 Safe and Fun
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By Commissioner Steven Freeman
October 31, 2020

Whatever trick or treat looks like for you and your family this Halloween, here are a few tips to make it safe and fun for everyone:


What would Halloween be without costumes and candy?

Keep these social distancing best practices in mind to keep everyone safe.

• Stay home if sick
• Trick-or-treat with people you live with
• Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
• Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
• Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or
after coughing/sneezing
• Wash your hands as soon as you return home


The traditional Halloween decorations might look a little bit different this year. Check out these tips to create a safe celebration setup for your neighborhood ghosts and monsters.

• Do not hand out candy if you are sick
• Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
• Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
• Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to you driveway/front door
• Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters
• Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
• Wash hands often


If you’re like most parents, safety is always top of mind this time of year. Here are a few tricks to keep your children safe and ensure a fun time is had by all.

• Stay home if sick
• Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations
• Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance
• Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children are wearing reflective clothing
• Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
• Wash your hands as soon as you return home
• Inspect candy

Hyperlinks: CDC - Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities

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