WEST CHESTER, PA — The Borough of West Chester has released the following statement on Halloween trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic:
“The Borough of West Chester does not establish dates or times for Trick-or-Treating. Because of COVID-19 concerns, many people will not be participating in Trick-or-Treating this year.
“Borough residents are reminded to please respect neighbors who do not participate in Trick-or-Treating. The standard practice is to keep your front porch light on if you are participating and to turn it off if you are not.”
Regardless, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is providing more specific Halloween celebration guidelines, stating many traditional activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses and there are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween than trick-or-treating.
Activities that the CDC considers “high-risk” include traditional trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treat events, crowded costume parties, indoor haunted houses, hayrides or tractor rides, and rural fall festival.
For a full list of low- and moderate-risk Halloween activities, provided by the CDC, click here.
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