Maysville Board of Commissioners voted to hold trick-or-treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 31st while stressing the need for families to follow Halloween safety guidelines set out by the state. Downtown trick-or-treat will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 24th.
The state has released the following guidance for having a safe Halloween:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be very important to use caution and plan ahead for Halloween activities. Always follow current state public health executive orders and any rules/regulations that have been established by your local community before making decisions about Halloween activities. Some communities may decide to cancel Halloween events. Make sure to check local sources before making plans. Please visit http://www.kycovid19.ky.gov for guidance, incidence rate maps and other information. CDC guidance for holiday celebrations, including Halloween, can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween.
This guidance is designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. It will be reassessed and may be updated as the situation evolves and we learn more in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Please help keep Halloween fun and safe for our children by focusing on them and avoid participating in adult activities that further increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Recommended Activities: Trick-or-Treat the Safe Way
- Place individually wrapped candy outside on the porch, driveway, or table.
- Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from anyone not within your household.
- Always wear a face covering. Halloween masks DO NOT count as a face covering.
- Clean hands before and after touching the wrapped candy.
- Trick-or-treat in family groups and don’t congregate in large groups.
- Trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood and do not travel to other neighborhoods.
- Use hand sanitizer often, especially after contacting frequently touched surfaces and before eating anything.
As you decide what Halloween activities to participate in, consider the COVID-19 risk.
These lower-risk activities can be safe alternatives:
- Carve or decorate pumpkins with members of your household and display them.
- Decorate your house, apartment, or living space.
- Have a virtual Halloween costume contest.