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Posted on: September 29, 2020

City of Alliance Trick or Treat 2020 Guidelines

City of Alliance

Trick-or-Treat 2020 Guidelines

  • Traditional Trick-or-Treat is set for Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.
  • Citizens wishing to participate should turn on their porch light during those hours.
  • Before trick-or-treating, consider the people in your household who may be at greater risk of complications if COVID-19 is brought into the home, such as those with certain health conditions, women who are pregnant, or older family members.
  • Always wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from people who are not from your household, whether trick-or-treating or passing out treats.  (NOTE: Face coverings should never be placed on children younger than 2 or anyone who cannot easily remove them.)
  • It is recommended that trick-or-treaters use the sidewalks in the same direction as the traffic flow to better maintain social distancing.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
  • If there is a surge in coronavirus locally, trick-or-treat may be postponed to a later date.


  • If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible.  For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
  • Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE:  Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)
  • Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats.  Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
  • If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in trick-or-treat.
  • For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.
  • Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station.  Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one.  Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy "slide" made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.

Downloadable version of these guidelines.

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