JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are issuing guidance for those who will be participating in door-to-door trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Officers say residents who will be giving out candy are encouraged to turn their porch lights on, wear a face covering and to practice social distancing.
Police say an added precaution could be to prepare individual treat bags and to place the bags into a bowl or other container on their porch or entryway area for youth in the community. This could be supervised from a distance or through a door.
Those who do not wish to hand out candy should leave their porch lights off. Police say trick-or-treaters should respect homes without lights and not to visit them for candy.
Parents are asked to ensure that the children wear protective facemasks, not just a costume mask, practice social distancing and use hand sanitizer often.
Earlier this month, City of Jamestown leaders decided to not set trick-or-treating hours or sanction the activity, instead they left the decision up to parents and neighborhood residents to participate.