Some Connecticut Cities and Towns Lay Out Their Own Trick-or-Treating Guidelines
The CDC issued official guidelines for Halloween in early October, which recommended avoiding trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating events. Also recommended by the CDC, were avoiding indoor parties or haunted houses.
With ten days left until Halloween, some Connecticut towns and cities are beginning to recommend their own trick-or-treating guidelines. The following are the Connecticut municipalities that have released their individual guidelines to Hearst Connecticut Media.
Bethel: Stands by the CDC Guidelines - They recommend no trick-or-treating or Halloween parties of any kind, saying these activities are too high-risk.
Derby: No Trick-or-treating - The Mayor of Derby, Richard Dziekan, tested positive for the virus on Monday and told Hearst Connecticut Media, "I can tell you from my own experience that this virus is no joke." Please keep in mind the coronavirus does not discriminate by age.
New Milford: Not strongly discouraging trick-or-treating - Mayor Pete Bass said that trick-or-treating would be allowed. If you plan to let the children trick-or-treat, check out the FB page, New Milford Halloween Trick-or-Treating 2020.
Norwalk: Recommends no trick-or-treating, but Halloween is not canceled - The Department of Public Health recommends leaving goodie bags or bowls of candy out for families on Halloween.
Seymour: Has canceled all Halloween activities but not trick-or-treating - Deputy First Selectman, Annmarire Drugonis, is asking parents should they decide to take their kids out trick-or-treating, to use an abundance of caution, wear masks, and keep a 6-foot social distance.