KENNETT SQUARE, PA — Borough of Kennett Square’s Mayor Matthew W. Fetick has released a statement and guidance on Halloween trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic:
“In light of COVID-19 and our current situation, we have received many inquires regarding Halloween and Trick or Treat.” While in the past the Borough has provided additional police and safety measures for Trick or Treat, the event itself is not a Borough event. Trick or Treat is a private event hosted by many homeowners.
“The Borough does not place restrictions on what people do in private homes. However, we do encourage everyone to consider the CDC recommendations for group gatherings, social distancing, and wearing masks.
“With that in mind, we ask that all residents respect their neighbors’ desire to participate in trick or treat or their desire to opt-out of having trick or treaters visit their home. Anyone wishing to no participate should feel comfortable in declining to do so. Please make it clear that you are not participating by either turning off your outside lights or placing a sign on your door.
“Trick or treaters should follow all of the CDC guidelines and participate in a safe manner. For those of you choosing to participate in trick or treating, we are asking that you trick or treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020, 6:00 om – 8:00 pm.
“I realize this has been a challenging time for everyone, especially the kids. There is a real desire to have some normalcy in our lives and to allow kids to be kids. And yet, we as a community have made great strides in containing the spread of the virus and we want to do our best to keep it that way. As always, a little respect goes a long way.”
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