Decked Out in Costume, Lori Lightfoot Announces Rules For Halloween


Mayor Lori Lightfoot, dressed as the 'Rona Destroyer' laid out the rules for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating in Chicago this year:

Lightfoot, wearing a superhero mask and armed with Clorox bleach wipes, joined Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the city’s Department of Public Health, in laying out Halloween guidelines and announcing a week of activities.

While state officials advised minimal Halloween celebrations, Lightfoot acknowledged that parents plan to take their kids out — and wanted to ensure there were safe ways to do so.

Here are the rules:

  1. Everyone, including people giving out candy, must wear a face covering. 
  2. If you do plan to give candy to kids, leave a light on or put a sign up in your window indicating that your home is participating in safe trick-or-treating.
  3. Maintain social distancing and have hand sanitizer available. 
  4. Keep it moving — don’t congregate in front of one stoop or on the sidewalk.
  5. Make sure kids only eat candy after washing their hands when they get home.
  6. No haunted houses, which Arwady described as “truly spooky” due to their potential germ-spreading.
  7. Keep your trick-or-treating crew small, specifically six people or fewer. Sticking to members of your household or quarantine “bubble” is recommended.
  8. No house parties. “We are more worried about adults indoors than children outdoors trick or treating,” Arwady said.

Get more info on Halloweek in Chicago HERE.