Halloween is not canceled; however, it is not an organized City event.
The City does suggest trick or treat times from 6 pm to 7:30 pm for organization. Any activity during a pandemic is different. If your household should choose to participate, we suggest following guidance issued by the Saginaw County Health Department (summarized below).
If, as a household, you wish not to have trick or treaters, please leave your porch light off
Use duct tape to mark six-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.
Position a disinfected distribution table between you and trick-or-treaters and do not allow children to reach into containers to get their candy/treats.
Consider handing out candy in an open space with one-way traffic flow or grab and go stations of individually prepared goodies.
Wash your hands with soap and water before preparing any “treats” to be distributed. This includes prepackaged candy, goodie bags, or other items given away.
Wear a mask during all candy distribution
For Trick or Treaters and Parents:
If you have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, do not participate in Halloween festivities and do not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Prepare children that this year may be different than last, but let them know some of the new ways you plan to celebrate and still have lots of fun.
Talk with them about safety and staying six feet from others not in your group.
Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing.
Trick or treat with people you live with.
Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose.
- A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
- Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
Only go to houses with safety measures in place.
We wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Halloween!