Trick-Or-Treat

Trick or Treat night in State College, Bellefonte, and Harris, Ferguson, College and Patton Townships, is Thursday, October 29th from 6-8PM. Rain Date is Monday, November 1st.

The CDC says Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses, but there are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. They Include:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends

  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space

  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance

  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest

  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with

  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Moderate Risk Activities include:

  • Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)

    • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.

  • Having a small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart

  • Attending a costume party held outdoors where protective masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet apart

    • A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used 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 mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.

A new study on Halloween plans polled over 3,000 respondents and found these results:

  • 46% won’t hand out candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween
  • 34% plan to go trick-or-treating normally, despite COVID-19 risks
  • Only 16% have plans to adapt Halloween celebrations for COVID-19