On Wednesday the State of Illinois released new Halloween suggestions to follow guidelines dealing with the COVID-19.
Families participating in trick-or-treating should maintain social distance and wear proper face coverings; consider leaving individual candies spaced apart outside (on a table or tray); trick-or-treat only with household members and wash hands before eating candy, and wear a medical mask under the costume mask.
The State recommended an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Organize a drive-through program or set up in a large parking lot or other outdoor settings with tables with individually wrapped candy. Parents and guardians should always accompany them. Children can parade past while still keeping 6-feet of distance and wearing a face covering. It is recommended to start ‘Trick or Treating’ earlier (example: 3:00 to 6:00 PM).
Halloween haunted houses currently are not allowed.
Any gatherings will be limited from 25 in some areas to 50 in other areas. Each city will have its own rules, which will only be recommendations.
Homeowners not wishing to be part of the activity should keep their front light off or post a sign saying ‘NO’.