How to celebrate Halloween safely and have a unBOOlievable good time

Posted by Corporate Communications on Friday, October 30th, 2020


Halloween may look a little different this year, but it can still be a lot of fun. Follow these steps to celebrate safely and make sure the only thing to be scared of is the costumes.

To have a safe and happy Halloween, you should:

  • Avoid gatherings with people outside of your household
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill, even if you have mild symptoms, or if you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19
  • Turn off your porch light and don’t hand out treats if you are sick, even with mild symptoms, or self-isolating
  • Only go out with members of your householdOnly trick-or-treat outside
  • Both trick-or-treaters and people handing out candy should wear a face covering — a costume mask is not a substitute and should not be worn over a face covering because it may make it difficult to breathe
  • Do not congregate or linger at doorsteps and remember to line up two metres apart if you are waiting
  • Avoid high-touch surfaces and objects, such as railings and doorbells
  • Whether you are collecting or handing out treats, wash your hands often and thoroughly, or use hand sanitizer
  • If you are giving out treats, do not leave them in a bucket or bowl for children to grab. Consider using tongs or other similar tools to hand out treats.


Please remember, the choice to celebrate Halloween this year is a personal decision and as a community, we must respect individual choices. If you are planning on handing out treats this year, consider printing one of these posters to let your neighbours know.




To download the posters, please visit the government of Ontario’s website.


Don’t forget to check out our Facebook Halloween Costume Contest, running now until Oct. 31. We want to see all your Spooktacular costumes. The winners will receive a gift card to a local Port Colborne business.


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