Are your kids headed out for trick or treating this Halloween?
COVID-19 has made the experience a little different this year and Indiana State Police are issuing tips on how to keep you and your kids safe.
- Know what the dates and times are in your community for trick-or-treating.
Make sure that you have a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective material on the
costume so that you can be seen at all times.
- Always trick-or-treat with an adult or use the buddy system when approaching a house, and please practice social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
- Please walk on the sidewalks and not in the roadway and make sure that you look both directions before crossing the roadway.
- Only go trick-or-treating at houses where the front porch light is on.
- Never enter the house of a stranger and preferably only trick-or-treat at homes that you are familiar to you.
- If a trick-or-treater gets separated from others, have them stay where they are and ask an adult for help.
- Have an adult inspect the candy before it is eaten.
- If you’re not actively participating in trick-or-treating and are out driving, we ask that you please slow down and drive with caution.
- Please follow your local health department and CDC guidelines for personal protective measures. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
Everyone is encouraged to make your cloth mask part of the costume!