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Janesville updates Halloween guidelines, including trick-or-treat suggestions

This Halloween, Live Oak resident Vicki Stout says she plans to give out candy with sealed packaging like Pez.
This Halloween, Live Oak resident Vicki Stout says she plans to give out candy with sealed packaging like Pez.(WCTV)
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The City of Janesville released a list of guidelines for Halloween celebrations, which include some suggestions for trick-or-treating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city recommended Wednesday that all trick-or-treating participants wear masks, whether they are chaperones or are handing out candy or doing the trick-or-treating. Groups should also limit themselves to household members only, as well as reduce the number of chaperones per group.

Children should also not pick out treats from a common container, unless there is a hand-sanitizing station nearby. Those who are passing out candy could consider setting up a treat table in their driveway, using PVC pipe to deliver candy for a distance, or attach treats to sticks in the ground or on a fence.

Trick-or-treat hours in Janesville are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 31.

City officials also advised residents to avoid crowded costume parties, indoor haunted houses and hayrides with people who are not from their household. The Janesville Police Department reminded people of safety advice, such as wearing a light colored costume to be seen in the dark.

The city noted they will continue to monitor advice and executive orders from the state and local health officials.

Janesville has a full list of guidelines and safety tips on their website.

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