Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
614.645.2425
rcdavis@columbus.gov

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
614.645.5300
mjcrabill@columbus.gov

Media Advisory
News Date: October 02, 2020

City of Columbus Announces Trick or Treat Date and Time

Following the guidelines released by the Ohio Department of Health and in line with the recommendation of MORPC, the City of Columbus will allow trick-or-treat on Thursday, October 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Those who choose to participate in their community’s trick or treating, should use these health and safety tips for a safe and happy Halloween during COVID-19.

Trick or Treaters

•             Stay home if you or your child feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications.

•             Wear a face mask, except for children under two years of age and individuals with medical exceptions.

•             Make sure your face mask completely covers your nose and mouth at all times.

•             Maintain social distance of at least six feet from other groups.

•             Trick or treat with people in your own household.

•             Avoid doors with a cluster of people. Stay back and wait until nobody else is at the door.

•             Participate in Halloween activities outdoors if possible.

•             Avoid large parties, gatherings and indoor activities.

•             Bring hand sanitizer to use between houses.

•             Take only wrapped candy or treats.

•             Wash your hands when finished trick or treating before eating candy.

•             Get a flu vaccine at least two weeks before Halloween.

Treat Givers

•             Do not give out candy if you or anyone in your household feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is at high risk of complications.

•             Designate one person per household to hand out candy.

•             Wear a face mask and put it on before opening the door.

•             Make sure the mask completely covers your nose and mouth.

•             Put treats in individual baggies and lay them out instead of putting them in a large bowl.

•             Sit outside behind a table to give out treats.

•             Provide hand sanitizer for trick or treaters.

•             Wash your hands frequently.

•             Get a flu vaccine at least two weeks before Halloween.

For questions about COVID-19, call 614-645-1519.