Tips For a Safe Halloween
With the pandemic canceling many events, trick-or-treat is a perfect time to celebrate while still socially distancing and wearing a mask. Keep the following safety tips in mind to have fun and stay safe this Halloween!
Halloween Safety Tips
- Wear a mask.
- Practice social distancing.
- Sanitize hands frequently.
- Dress in bright clothing if possible.
- Use reflective tape to help drivers see you.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
- Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
- Keep handwarmers, gloves and hats available if needed.
- Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Do not enter inside any homes.
- Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Use the crosswalks when possible.
- Disinfect all items when arriving home.
- Examine all treats before eating.
- Have emergency contact information attached to costume or treat bag.
- Drivers should slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
To view your cities date and time for trick-or-treat, please view the list below. Please note that the local communities maintain the authority to change or keep their trick-or-treat date and time. In the event of inclement weather, the recommended date will not change.
Trick-ot-treat: October 29, 2020
- Bexley: 5:30pm – 7pm
- Canal Winchester: 5:30pm – 7pm
- Columbus: 6pm – 8pm
- Dublin: 6pm – 8pm
- Gahanna: 6pm – 8pm
- Grove City: 6pm – 8pm
- Hilliard: 6pm – 8pm
- Johnstown: 5:30pm – 7pm
- Pickerington: 6pm – 8pm
- Prairie Township: 6pm – 8pm
- Sunbury: 6pm – 8pm
- Upper Arlington: 6pm – 8pm
- Westerville: 6pm – 8pm
- New Albany: 6pm – 8pm
Trick-or-treat: October 31, 2020
- Genoa Township: 6pm – 8pm
- Marble Cliff: 6pm – 8pm
- Marysville: 6pm – 8pm
- Mechanicsburg: 6pm – 8pm
- Plain City: 6pm – 8pm
- Powell: 6pm – 8pm
- Worthington: 6pm – 8pm
- Delaware: 6pm – 8 pm
Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. These low risk activities can be safe alternatives to traditional Trick-or-Treating:
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
- Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
- Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
- Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
- Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
- Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
- Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
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