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Trick-or-Treat 2020

September 25, 2020 | Mayor's Office

Trick-or-treating will proceed as scheduled on Friday, October 30* from 6 to 8 p.m.

While trick-or-treating will be permitted, the City of Lancaster encourages families to consider lower-risk activities as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Guidance has been provided by the CDC and can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween.

Those who choose to take part in traditional trick-or-treating are doing so at their own risk and should understand how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 before participating.

Regardless of how individuals choose to celebrate Halloween this year, please keep the following guidance in mind:

  • Wear a cloth face covering while outside your home and around those who you do not live with.
    • A costume mask is not an adequate substitute for a cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
    • Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mas. This can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Maintain 6 feet or more of distance from people you do not live with, especially while talking, eating, drinking or singing.
  • Avoid places where you cannot maintain 6 feet or more of distance from people you do not live with.
  • Wash your hands or use sanitizer often.
  • Clean frequently touched items regularly.
  • If you are sick or if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 stay home.

*In compliance with the Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee policy, trick-or-treating will be be between 6 and 8 pm on Halloween (October 31), except when Halloween falls on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case trick-or-treating should be on the prior Friday.