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Halloween 2020 in Blackstone

The latest update: the Town of Blackstone Board of Health voted on 06 October 2020 not to cancel Halloween but to limit the hours for trick-or-treating in Blackstone to 4PM until 7PM.

Key guidelines:

  • All residents must wear a mask during trick-or-treating activities
  • Do not trick-or-treat at residences who do not have outside lights on
  • If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters
  • Limited trick-or-treating hours: 4PM to 7PM only

File name : blackstone_halloween_guidelines.pdf


CDC Guidelines: Steps to Take when Trick or Treating

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween.

Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.

Wear a mask

  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

Wash your hands

  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

Thankfully, the risks associated with heading out in your neighborhood can be greatly reduced with some planning ahead of Halloween. If you want to head out and go trick-or-treating with the kids, follow the safety guidelines provided by CDC and the Board of Health. Be safe out there!

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