2020 Trick-or-Treating Guidelines - October 31

2020 Trick-or-Treating Guidelines

While the Village is discouraging families from participating in Halloween trick-or-treating this year due to COVID-19, some households may choose to do so. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Village recommend a number of safety measures. Please note the following information:

  • Trick-or-treat only between the hours of 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Do not participate in trick-or-treating if you are feeling unwell, if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, if you have recently returned from a state on the Suburban Cook County Travel Quarantine List or if you know that you have been exposed to COVID-19

  • Face masks should by worn by all participants over the age of two, including by those handing out treats. Consider creative ways to incorporate face masks into costumes!

  • Social distancing should be maintained at all times.

  • To help trick-or-treaters determine which houses are welcoming trick-or-treaters, print this sign and hang it on your door or window! Residents can also turn on their porch or exterior lights to let trick-or-treaters know they are welcome. Please be respectful of others and their respective decisions to participate/not participate in trick-or-treating this year.

  • Homes should consider distributing non-food treats that parents can disinfect before giving to kids. Participants should wash hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the evening.

  • As in every year, Public Safety recommends having each child carry or wear something lit or visibility, such as a flashlight, glow bracelet or necklace or flashing attire. At least one person in each group should carry a flashlight.

  • Do not trick-or-treat in groups with others; trick-or-treat as a household.

  • Watch for traffic, obey all traffic signs, look before crossing the street and never cross between parked cards or in the middle of the block.