Published on Oct 13, 2020 at 03:00p.m.
Halloween and trick or treating are still on this year but we would like to share some guidelines for residents so everyone can take part in the festivities as safely as possible.
For Residents Looking to Opt Out of Trick-or-Treating:
Please download and print out this flyer to hang on your door to let trick-or-treaters know that you won't be participating this year
For Residents Who Wish to Participate in Trick-or-Treating:
For Trick or Treaters:
- Porch/Outdoor Light On = Trick or Treat here!
- Porch/Outdoor Light Off = Maybe next year!
- Stay with your family or “pod”
- Practice social distancing (keep at least 6 feet apart from other groups)
- Stay in your immediate neighborhood
- Do not enter someone else’s home
- Use hand sanitizer
- Wear a cloth or surgical mask (costume masks do not provide protection)
- Avoid Trick or Treating if you or anyone in your household isn’t feeling well, has a fever, or is under quarantine
- Only accept candy that is in factory-sealed packaging
For Candy Givers:
- Porch Light On = Trick or Treat here!
- Porch Light Off = Maybe next year!
- Wear a cloth or surgical mask
- Candy/items should be factory sealed
- Consider spreading out treats on a table or prepare individually sealed bags ahead of time to avoid hands in bowls
- Limit treat choices
- Maintain social distancing (wave to the kids from a distance or from behind a door)
- Provide hand sanitizer for trick or treaters
Alternatives to Trick or Treating:
Costume parade on your block/neighborhood
Celebrate with your family/pod at home. Wear your costumes!
Special Halloween – themed dinner at home
- NJ Department of Health 2020 Halloween Celebration Guidance
- CDC Guidelines for Halloween Trick or Treating & Other Activities