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City of Hilliard Promotes Trick or Treat Safety During Pandemic

Posted October 22, 2020 in Community Alert by Anna Subler

Beggar’s Night will look different this year, but there are ways to celebrate while keeping yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Hilliard encourages residents to follow the state guidelines issued by Gov. Mike DeWine while participating in trick or treat.

  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing. A good way to do this is by placing a table between you and trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep hands clean – set up a hand-sanitizing station.
  • Keep door handles clean by using disinfecting spray or wipes.
  • Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl. Hand the treats to them or set them out on a table.

In addition to COVID-19 safety guidelines, it is important to keep general trick or treat safety in mind this Halloween.

  • Travel in groups and with adults
  • Cross carefully at intersections and watch for vehicles
  • Drivers should slow down and be aware of pedestrians
  • Wear glow sticks and reflective gear to be more visible in the dark

“Hilliard police officers will be in neighborhoods throughout the evening ensuring safety and wishing everyone a Happy Halloween,” said Chief of Police Robert Fisher. “Feel free to say “hello” and get a treat.”   

Trick or treat in the City of Hilliard is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 – 8 p.m.