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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Trick or Treat Night on October 29 from 6-7:30

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The City of Lancaster will be following MORPC's recommendation and having trick-or-treat night on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  This year provides unique challenges and opportunities for the trick-or-treating experience.  

If you choose to participate in your community’s trick or treating, please use these health and safety tips for a safe and happy Halloween during COVID-19. 

Trick or Treaters

  1. Stay home if you or your child feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications. 
  2. Wear a face mask, except for children under two years of age and individuals with medical exceptions. 
  3. Make sure your face mask completely covers your nose and mouth at all times. 
  4. Maintain social distance of at least six feet from other groups. 
  5. Trick or treat with people in your own household.
  6.  Avoid doors with a cluster of people. Stay back and wait until nobody else is at the door.
  7.  Participate in Halloween activities outdoors if possible.
  8.  Avoid large parties, gatherings and indoor activities.
  9. Bring hand sanitizer to use between houses. 
  10. Take only wrapped candy or treats. 
  11. Wash your hands when finished trick or treating before eating candy. 
  12. Get a flu vaccine at least two weeks before Halloween.

Treat Givers 

  1. Do not give out candy if you or anyone in your household feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications. 
  2. Designate one person per household to hand out candy. 
  3. Wear a face mask and put it on before opening the door. 
  4. Make sure the mask completely covers your nose and mouth. 
  5. Put treats in individual baggies and lay them out instead of putting them in a large bowl. 
  6. Sit outside behind a table to give out treats. 
  7. Provide hand sanitizer for trick or treaters. 
  8. Wash your hands frequently. 
  9. Get a flu vaccine at least two weeks before Halloween

*information obtained from the Columbus Public Health Department

Ohio Department of Health Guidance
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