The City of Trenton has received several inquiries from residents asking if Halloween will take place this year considering the current health concerns caused by COVID-19.
Halloween is a nationally recognized day, it has never been a city sanctioned event. The City does not oversee Halloween activities, such as trick or treating, other than announcing the suggested hours of 6:00 to 8:00 p.m, and that houses participating in trick or treating should have porch lights on to indicate they are participating.
The City has no legal authority or basis to cancel Halloween or restrict the free movement of its residents. Given the current health crisis, all residents who choose to participate in trick or treating should adhere to any public health recommendations from the Wayne County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control, State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and any executive order from the Governor’s office.
If you and your family plan to enjoy the evening just remember to be safe. Utilize the social distancing guidelines we have been currently following, such as wear a mask; observe social distancing if not members of the same household; any household with a positive case should not participate; any individuals with symptoms should not participate; and follow any other guidance from public health officials.
Be sure you and the children have a light and wear reflective clothing as a precaution with this being an evening event.
BE SMART - BE SAFE - ENJOY THE HOLIDAY!
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