If residents do not wish to participate in this event, the City suggests that these residents turn off their front porch lights. For those residents participating in Trick-or-Treat, the city suggests distributing candy in a way that avoids clusters of children and not using a bowl/common container to distribute the goodies.
Because of COV-19, the city recommends that parents with children participating in this year’s Trick-or-Treat take certain precautions, including:
- Recommend masks or face coverings for your trick-or-treaters; individuals handing out candy should do the same.
- Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after children encounter frequently touched surfaces and before they eat any candy.
- Have children refrain from selecting their own treats from a bowl/common container, or if they do, make sure they sanitize their hands immediately afterward.
- Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats and avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
Additional suggestions can be found at this link from the National Confectioners Association.