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:
- Everyone, including people giving out candy, must wear a face covering.
- 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.
- Maintain social distancing and have hand sanitizer available.
- Keep it moving — don’t congregate in front of one stoop or on the sidewalk.
- Make sure kids only eat candy after washing their hands when they get home.
- No haunted houses, which Arwady described as “truly spooky” due to their potential germ-spreading.
- Keep your trick-or-treating crew small, specifically six people or fewer. Sticking to members of your household or quarantine “bubble” is recommended.
- 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.