As with many annual traditions, Halloween joins the long list of activities that may take place differently this year, due to COVID-19. The Village still anticipates having regular trick-or-treat hours, which run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 31. Be sure to check our website calendar and under News & Announcements for more information once it gets closer to the date.
While we all work towards determining a prudent avenue for trick-or-treating this year, please consider these safety measures.
•If you will be welcoming trick-or-treaters to your home,
please be sure to turn on your front porch lights.
•Consider ways for contact-less candy distribution.
•Incorporate a facial covering or mask into costumes to
help prevent the spread of germs.
•Only eat unopened candies and treats that are in original
•Check out all treats at home in a well-lit area.
•Do not enter any houses.
•Make sure costumes are flame-retardant.
•Keep costumes short to prevent falls.
•Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on
their costumes for visibility.
•Young trick-or-treaters should always be accompanied by
•Older trick-or-treaters should stay in groups.
•Try to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out.
•Respect others and their property.
The Center for Disease Control released its initial guidelines for the fall and winter holidays. They include Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Navratri, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s.
The Illinois Department of Health offers these guidelines for a safe Halloween.