Halloween COVID Recommendations

Trick-or-treating will be permitted in the Village on Saturday, October 31, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Subject to health and safety guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health have issued guidance surrounding Halloween trick-or-treating this year. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines can be viewed here, and the CDC recommendations can be viewed here.

The Village understands not everyone may feel comfortable with trick-or-treating this year. We have designed signs for residents to place in their windows or in visible areas for trick-or-treaters to identify whether you are participating in Trick or Treating or not.

  • The orange (not participating) signs will be sent out in the October water bill, which will be delivered to residents the first of the month and can also be downloaded at this link.
  • The green (participating) and orange (not participating) signs are available for download at this link..

Those interested in participating in trick-or-treating are asked to place the green “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome” sign on your window or door. Those who are not interested, are asked to place the orange “Sorry No Treats This Year” sign on your window or door.

Respecting Fellow Neighbors

Residents are reminded not to approach homes or knock on doors of homes that have “no trick-or-treating” signs posted, or homes that have their exterior lights off and front doors closed.  Please treat all neighbors with respect and courtesy.

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The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health have issued guidance surrounding Halloween trick-or-treating this year. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines can be viewed here, and the CDC recommendations can be viewed here.

  • If you choose to trick-or-treat on Halloween night, please take extra precautions to maintain social distance, wear masks, avoid touching of the face (mouth/nose/eyes), and use hand sanitizer often. Considering using a table at the end of your driveway to hand out candy, this will help create some physical distance between you and trick or treaters.
  • Consider a more moderate risk activity such as one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)
  • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.
  • Citizens not wishing to participate in trick-or-treating may turn off their porch lights and close their door to indicate their non-participation. Additionally, households that do not wish to participate may also hang a sign upon their door indicating their intent not to participate.   
  • If your household chooses to participate in trick-or-treating, wear a mask or face covering while handing out candy, wash your hands frequently, and disinfect high touch surfaces outside your home (such as doorbells, doorknobs and buzzers).