OXFORD, PA — The Borough of Oxford has released its 2021 Halloween guidelines.
The Borough is encouraging those who choose to celebrate trick-or-treating to do so on Sunday, October 31, 2021, between 6 – 8 pm following these recommended guidelines:
- Children should only visit homes that have their porch lights on.
- Inspect your children’s candy before they eat it, especially for those with food allergies (some people use teal pumpkins to distribute allergy-free treats).
- Make sure children know their phone number and address — and to provide this information to a police officer in an emergency.
- Plan and discuss the trick-or-treat route you will take.
- Establish a time for children to return home.
- Teach children to travel in familiar areas, stop only at well-lit houses and never enter a stranger’s home.
- Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets, if possible. Cross streets only at the corner and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
- When trick-or-treating, use battery-powered lights, keep your devices charged and pick a place to meet if you get lost.
Authorities also urge drivers to stay under the speed limit in residential areas, in case trick-or-treaters may dart out in front of cars.
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