- Follow the recommendations from health authorities as you celebrate the spookiest time of year.
- If you decide to go trick-or-treating, wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costume.
- Make sure children can see well while wearing their masks and securely fasten the mask so it does not fall off.
- Adults should accompany young children and ensure they are respecting appropriate distancing rules.
- Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight for when it gets dark. Everyone will be celebrating differently according to their comfort level, so expect some doors may not be open to trick-or-treaters.
- Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
- Watch for traffic.
- Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
- Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
- Keep costumed children away from pets, as pets might not recognize the child and become frightened.
- Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.
Halloween Safety Tips
The safety of your family and community should always be a priority during the Halloween season. As you’re enjoying the holiday, keep these safety tips in mind: