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Ohio Department of Health Halloween Best Practices
Halloween, like the rest of this year, will look a little different than in the past. However, the official Loveland Halloween hours remain 6:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m on October 31st.
To keep all the ghouls and ghosts safe the Ohio Department of Health released some recommended best practices. We included some of the highlights below. Happy scaring!
The Ohio Department of Health recommended best practices include:
Holding a drive-through or drive-in trick-or-treat event, with children in costume and face coverings staying in cars and collecting treats from individuals spaced at least 6 feet apart.
Holding drive-by costume or car-decorating contests with judges who are physically distanced.
Leaving treats in the mailboxes of friends and neighbors.
Decorating your home and hide treats as an alternative to trick-or-treating.
Holding costume parties or pumpkin carving events or contests online, such as by video conference.
If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from
treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE: Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)
Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
Allow If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in
For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most
safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings
Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station.
Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or useother creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wallor fence.
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