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Trick or Treat 2020: Reminders From the City of Lyons

As our community starts to plan fun fall and Halloween activities, the City of Lyons will observe trick or treating Saturday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Although the City has no community activities planned, the governing body reminds everyone how important it is to be mindful of safety as we are working to slow the spread of the COVID- 19 virus.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises against traditional trick or treating amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The CDC recommends a safer alternative way to participate in Halloween.

If you choose to participate in the more traditional Halloween Activities of Trickor- Treating, here are a few tips (Suggestions) on how to enjoy the holiday while continuing to minimize the spread.

LIGHTS ON OR LIGHTS OFF • If you would like to par-

ticipate in trick-or-treating traditions of handing out candy, please leave your outside lights on as an indicator that you are providing treats.

• If you wish not to par-

ticipate in handing out treats, please consider turning your front lights off as an indicator to trick-or-treaters that you are not participating.

• If your children are par-

ticipating, please avoid residences that do not have their exterior lights on. GIVING OUT TREATS

• Wash your hands or use

hand sanitizer often.

• Avoid having kids grab

treats from bowls. Get creative! Consider grouping candy in goodie bags that trick-or-treaters can take with them.

• Keep your distance

when giving out treats.


• Wear re ective clothing.

• Wash hands before eat-

ing treats.

• Bring hand sanitizer and

a flashlight.

• Avoid homemade treats

– eat only factory wrapped candy.

• DO not participate in

trick or treating if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

• Consider making your

protective mask part of your child's costume or decorate mask specifically for Halloween.

• Consider alternative

activities such as pumpkin decorating, Halloween movie night with people you live with.

The City encourages all children and their parents to follow the CDC's recommendation and adhere to social distancing guidelines while out and about.

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