Greenwich Police Issue Halloween Guidance

Guidance from Greenwich Police:

Halloween is this weekend, and the Greenwich Police want everyone to have fun with their families. Traditional Halloween activities can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.

We are requesting that you all plan alternate ways to participate Halloween.

Some alternate ways recommended by the Center for Disease Control are giving treats outdoors, avoiding direct contact with trick-or-treaters, and individually bagging the treats for the trick-or-treaters to take.

Many trick-or-treaters have a mask. However, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Consider making your cloth mask part of the Halloween costume.

Some other fun activities can be decorating the pumpkins at home with family or neighbors outside or walking from house to house admiring the Halloween decorations.

It is not safe to host large indoor Halloween themed parties where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Remember, indoor parties cannot exceed 25 people, and outside parties cannot exceed 150 people. Hosting and attending a party that doesn’t adhere to the Governor’s Executive Orders can result in fines.

Whatever you and your family decide, please remember during trick-or-treating to always to wear a cloth mask, indoors and outdoors, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.

We will be out as usual on Halloween night serving the community.

For more information regarding Halloween and COIVD-19 please visit the following websites:…/daily…/holidays/halloween.html…/Connecticut-Halloween-Guidance