Trick-or-Treating Hours & Safety Guidelines

Trick or Treat 2020

Trick-or-Treating Hours & Safety Guidelines

Trick or Treating hours will be 4-7:30p on October 31. Those choosing to participate should follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which are summarized below. The full guidance can be found at www.cdc.gov

Guidance for Trick or Treaters
• Participants should wear proper face coverings. Per the CDC, a Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask or face covering.
• Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other groups and to wait to approach a house until the previous group has left.
• Individuals should only trick or treat with members of their own household.
• Trick-or-treaters should look for signs that indicate if a house is participating in trick or treating.  Things to look for include signage posted and if their outside lights are illuminated.
• Be respectful of others and their decisions to participate or not participate in trick-or-treating this year.

Guidance for Households
• Individuals passing out candy should wear proper face coverings and gloves and are asked to please pass out candy individually in lieu of children taking a treat from a communal bowl.
• Make it easy for trick or treaters to know whether you are passing out candy. 

Ways to do this include:
    
o    Posting signage - The Village distributed signs in the water bills that homeowners can use. You may also get the signage at (provide link to signage).    
o    Lighting – Keep your outdoor lights off if you do not want to participate.

If you would like to avoid trick-or-treaters coming to your door, but would still like to participate in Halloween activities, consider "one-way trick-or-treating" using the following socially distanced ideas:    
o    Create a candy tube or slide that can send candy directly towards children while maintaining an appropriate distance.    
o    Create goody bags and place them in your yard or driveway for children to pick up themselves.
o    Hang treats from a clothesline at children's height.

Click Here for PDF of Green or Red Sign