October 2020

Trick or Treat 2020: Safe, Fun and FaBOOlous

Family Trick or Treating with Masks

Halloween 2020, with a full moon and Saturday celebration, will be like no other. Whether you’re planning a Quarantine-o-ween or the more traditional trick or treat, we’re serving up some ways to make your Halloween a magical, fun celebration … safely!

Hershey is proud to support the Halloween and Costume Association’s 2020 Halloween Safety Guidelines to help you plan your celebration. This easy-to-use guide features a color-coded COVID-19 risk level map provided by the Harvard Global Health Institute. The map is best viewed on a tablet or desktop computer.

There are also Halloween activities and trick-or-treat options best suited for your area and aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) social distancing guidelines.

Let’s Celebrate!

How to Keep Trick or Treat 2020 Safe and Fun

Whatever trick or treat looks like for you and your family this Halloween, here are a few tips to make it safe and fun for everyone:

Trick-or-Treaters

What would Halloween be without costumes and candy? Keep these social distancing best practices in mind to keep everyone safe.

  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick-or-treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
  • Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home

Homeowners

The traditional Halloween decorations might look a little bit different this year. Check out these tips to create a safe celebration setup for your neighborhood ghosts and monsters.

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to you driveway/front door
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters
  • Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
  • Wash hands often

Parents

If you’re like most parents, safety is always top of mind this time of year. Here are a few tricks to keep your children safe and ensure a fun time is had by all.

  • Stay home if sick
  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance
  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children are wearing reflective clothing
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home
  • Inspect candy

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