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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Halloween Activities in Edmond for 2020

Trick or Treat Masks

Saturday, October 31st is designated for Halloween activities in the City of Edmond. Both children and adults that choose to participate are asked to limit the time of activities to the late afternoon and early evening hours for pedestrian safety. However, the city does not set an official start and finish time frame.

In regard to COVID-19 safety, individuals will need to choose whether they wish to participate in traditional trick-or-treating activities. The CDC has placed this activity in the “higher risk” category for virus transmission, and more information can be found at https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html.  Based upon their recommendations, the following tips can make participation safer for everyone.

 

For those that choose to participate by visiting homes, these tips are strongly encouraged:

  • All participants should wear appropriate face coverings over their nose and mouth. However, do not wear such a face covering underneath a costume mask to avoid breathing problems. 
  • Practice social distancing by only traveling with family members.
  • Regularly wash or sanitize hands between homes and especially before eating treats.
  • If possible, try to visit homes with people in which you already have regular contact and limit your interactions with others.

 

For those that choose to participate by handing out treats, these tips are strongly encouraged:

  • Wear an appropriate face covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Regularly wash or sanitize hands between visitors.
  • If possible, pre-make treat bags that can be placed outside for a no-contact experience.
  • Indicate participation by turning on exterior lights, so that children only call on homes so lighted.   

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