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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Safety Guidelines for Trick or Treating

Masked Trick or Treaters

The safety of its residents is the Village’s top priority as families plan for Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating this year. While the Village of Roselle does not have official policies or ordinances that control trick-or-treating in the community, the Village makes a recommendation each year, for safety purposes, for trick-or-treating to occur on Halloween between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

 

For 2021, the CDC recommends that children trick-or-treat in small groups wearing proper face coverings. Those passing out candy are also encouraged to wear face coverings and are asked to pass out candy individually instead of inviting children to take a treat from a communal bowl.

 

Ultimately, each resident must make the decision as to whether or not they would like to participate in Halloween activities, and if so, how. The Village has created downloadable signs for residents to indicate whether or not they are participating by handing out candy this year. Please download and hang the GREEN SIGN in a visible place in a window or on a door if you are handing out candy, or the RED SIGN if you are not handing out candy for Halloween this year. We also recommend turning on your front porch light to welcome trick-or treaters if participating, and turning it off if you are not.

 

National Safety Council - Halloween Safety 2021
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