The Village will not ban trick-or-treating; however, anyone who opts to participate must comply with CDC and IDPH guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois Department of Public Health classify trick-or-treating as a high risk activity in terms of the potential to spread COVID-19.
If you decide to pass out treats or take your children trick-or-treating door to door, please take the following steps to minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19 or spreading it to others.
If you plan to pass out treats, keep your front porch lights on from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. If you do not plan to pass out treats, do not put your front porch lights on. Consider setting out a table with treats displayed at a safe distance. The village has created a PDF that residents can download and print for display in their front window, based on their preference. These documents will also be available at the Village Office and Parks & Recreation Offices.
Find Illinois Department of Public Health Guidance here.
Find Centers for Disease Control Guidance here.
Trick or Treat Welcome Sign
No Trick or Treat Please Sign
Have a safe and spooky Halloween!