Due to the impact of COVID19, traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and events that involve large gatherings of individuals are NOT recommended this year. Residents are reminded to find low risk, distant ways to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Examples of higher-risk activities that are not recommended this year include:

• Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door.

• Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots where social distancing can’t be maintained.

• Attending crowded costume parties held indoors.

• Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming.

• Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household.

Low-risk activities that can be safe alternatives include:

• Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household, or outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.

• Decorating your house, apartment or living space.

• Holding a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed items to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.

• Hosting virtual Halloween costume contests or parties.

• Having a Halloween movie night with members of your household.