The City of Highwood encourages families to celebrate Halloween safely this year. With the proper precautions, everyone can enjoy a safe and spooky celebration.
Children may trick or treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020, between the hours of 3:00 – 7:00 PM. The following guidelines will help promote a safe experience for families and individuals that choose to participate:
Creative Ways to Distribute Treats
If you would like to avoid trick-or-treaters coming to your door, but would still like to participate, consider passing out treats using the following socially-distanced ideas:
Halloween Face Coverings
Per the CDC, a Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask or face covering. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn't leave gaps around the face. The CDC does not recommend that individuals wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask, because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, the CDC urges individuals to wear a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
For additional information see the CDC guidelines for holiday activities.