City of Lyndhurst, Ohio Halloween 2020
Trick-Or-Treat Information (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
October 31st 2020
Original Release: 10/6/2020
The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio announces Halloween is on!
The Lyndhurst City Council voted Monday evening (October 5, 2020) to allow the traditional Trick-or-Treat activities from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 31st which is contrary to a report published (briefly) last week on Cleveland.com which stated Halloween had been canceled.
"Our Administrative staff presented Council with the option of a sponsored event instead of Trick-or-Treat but the reality is that people will do what they want to do and that is their option," said Mayor Patrick Ward.
"No one is required to turn on their light and no one is required to take their children out for trick-or-treat and it is best we have one plan rather than a hundred different neighborhoods doing what they will," he added.
Below is a list of recommendations for Trick-or-Treat along with a link to the guidelines offered by the State of Ohio.
It is highly encouraged people coordinate activities in their own neighborhoods to keep interactions among people they are familiar with.
City of Lyndhurst, Ohio Guidelines for Trick or Treat 2020
For residents who plan to participate in traditional Trick-or-Treat activities, please consider the following recommended Best Practices:
1.) Always wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from people who are not from your own household, whether you are trick-or-treating, passing out treats, or attending attractions or events.
2.) A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used as a protective mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose.
3.) Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
4.) If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, DO NOT participate in any in-person Halloween festivities and DO NOT pass out candy to trick-or-treaters.
5.) Carry hand sanitizer and use it often; especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy or other treats.
6.) If taking children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat givers as possible.
7.) Coordinate your trick-or-treating activities with your own neighbors to limit activities to people you know or are most familiar with making it more of a neighborhood event.
8.) Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (*never wipe unpackaged food with wipes).
9.) Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
10.) If your child is at greater risk of complications from COIVD-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in Halloween activities.
11.) Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl / common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station.
12.) Consider lining up individually wrapped goodie bags well-spaced apart on porch steps, a table in the driveway, or at the edge of the driveway or yard with a sign asking children to take only one.
13.) If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing the bags.
A full list of the Ohio Department of Health's guidelines for a safe Halloween can be found at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/celebrating-halloween.pdf.