Halloween 2020

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).

For homeowners:
�ŸŽƒ If, as a household, you wish not to have trick or treaters, please leave your porch light off
�ŸŽƒ Use duct tape to mark six-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.
�ŸŽƒ 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.
�ŸŽƒ Consider handing out candy in an open space with one-way traffic flow or grab and go stations of individually prepared goodies.
�ŸŽƒ 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.
�ŸŽƒ Wear a mask during all candy distribution

For Trick or Treaters and Parents:
�ŸŽƒ 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.
�ŸŽƒ 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.
�ŸŽƒ Talk with them about safety and staying six feet from others not in your group.
�ŸŽƒ Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing.
�ŸŽƒ Trick or treat with people you live with.
�ŸŽƒ Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
�ŸŽƒ 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.
�ŸŽƒ Only go to houses with safety measures in place.
We wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Halloween!