East Dundee Village President: Trick-Or-Treating Will Be Allowed This Year

East Dundee Village President: Trick-Or-Treating Will Be Allowed This Year

Trick-or-treating will be allowed this year in the village of East Dundee.

According to a news release from the office of Village President Lael Miller, the village’s official trick-or-treating hours will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

“We have faced so many uncertainties this year due to COVID-19, and the village has been complying with all federal, state and county guidelines,” Miller said. “If the state or county issues any guidance or restrictions for Halloween trick-or-treating, the village will continue to comply and communicate their messages.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed traditional trick-or-treating in a high-risk category.

The village believes trick-or-treating can be a safe activity for everyone with the following new recommendations in place:

  • Do not participate in trick-or-treat activities if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Residences who feel comfortable participating should leave front porch lights on and trick-or-treaters should avoid all residences with no front porch lights on.
  • If you want to participate and do not feel comfortable handing candy out, please leave front porch lights on while keeping candy out front in a well-lit area.
  • Practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others.
  • Wear a mask when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Wait for all trick-or-treaters to clear the pathway before proceeding to a residence.

SOURCE: news release from the office of East Dundee Village President Lael Miller

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