How to Keep Your Kids Safe While Trick or Treating

Receiving a popcorn ball or box of raisins are lower on the list of concerns for trick-or-treaters this year.


Trick-or-treating in Pittsburgh will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the city recommends these guidelines.

  • Trick-or-treat with household members only
  • Wear cloth face masks with Halloween masks 
  • Carry hand sanitizer 
  • Distribute candy by leaving it outside to prevent in-person and face-to-face interactions at the door 
  • Keep socially distance on sidewalks, and when approaching homes where others are getting candy 
  • Do not attend indoor costume parties

The CDC also has a list of seasonal activities organized by low, medium and high levels of risk. If you’re looking for ways to safely hand out candy, try using tongs or pre-packaged treat bags to minimize touch. If you have a railing, you could try making a candy chute like this Ohio dad.

Like any other year, officials remind motorists to be extra cautious when driving on Halloween night.

Many communities are still developing their trick-or-treating plans. Make sure you check with your local government to find out the latest developments.

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