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City of Sheboygan schedules trick-or-treating for this Halloween

Halloween 2018: Southeast Wisconsin communities Trick-or-Treating on Sunday, October 28
Posted at 6:08 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 19:08:02-04

SHEBOYGAN — The City of Sheboygan has decided to go ahead with trick-or-treating this Halloween amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In consultation with the health department, the city determined that trick-or-treating hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

But that doesn't mean residents, children and their families should ignore safety guidelines.

"Avoid large outdoor and indoor gatherings such as parties, festivals, parades and attending large gatherings and social events is NOT recommended," according to the city's website Tuesday.
Residents who plan on particupating are asked to turn their porch lights on during that three-hour window.

The city and the Sheboygan health department recommend the following to residents:

  • If you or someone at your home are sick, DO NOT hand out treats.
  • Wear a face mask that covers BOTH your mouth and nose when greeting Trick or Treat participants.
  • Homeowners should make treats available by setting them on a table or tray outside instead of handing treats out individually. Avoid in-person contact.

And recommends the following to children and their families:

  • Stay home if sick. DO NOT trick-or-treat if you are sick.
  • ONLY trick-or-treat with people you live with.
  • Practice social distancing. Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household.
  • Wear a face mask that covers BOTH your mouth and nose when appropriate. This means even under/over your Halloween costume as necessary.
  • Have hand sanitizer available and use before eating any candy while Trick or Treating.
  • Examine all treats and wash hands before eating the treats at home.

Click HERE for a jpg of the guidelines document. Click HERE for a pdf of the guidelines document.

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