Yesterday, Morgantown City Council voted unanimously to allow trick-or-treat in city limits on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Monongalia County Health Department has provided guidance to city administration that trick-or-treating can be done with little risk of community spread of COVID-19 if done properly. If you plan to trick-or-treat you should follow these guidelines:
- Don’t trick-or-treat if you feel sick;
- Stay outside and keep it moving;
- Stay in your own neighborhood;
- Keep groups small;
- Wear a cloth mask;
- Give others space when passing;
- Wash or sanitize your hands before eating candy.
If you plan to give out candy you should follow these tips:
- Be innovative and don’t use a communal candy bowl;
- Space candy out on a table or group candy in individual grab-and-go bags;
- Don’t hand out candy if you or someone in your home is sick;
- Keep your porch lights out if you do not want to participate.
See our trick-or-treat safety tips flyer and tips for giving out candy flyer.
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