State of Michigan DHHS
The City of Grosse Pointe Park is encouraging residents to follow the guidelines below for a fun and safe experience for everyone involved. We also want to encourage everyone to check out halloween2020.org to find exciting activities and ways to celebrate Halloween this year based on levels of COVID risks in your area.
Tips for trick-or-treaters and parents:
- Share with your 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 children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations. Keep a six-foot distance 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.
- Only trick or treat with the people you live with and 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. A costume mask should not be worn over a protective cloth because together, they can cause difficulty breathing.
- Only go to houses with safety measures in place.
Tips for homeowners/candy givers:
- Use duct tape to mark six-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.
- Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters and distribute candy on the disinfected table to eliminate direct contact.
- Consider handing out candy in an open space where distancing is possible, rather than from the front door.
- Consider a neighborhood costume parade; it is an easy way to keep safe space between children.