Halloween Safety

Halloween should be a fun night for kids but often for parents the night can become worrisome. Area law enforcement hopes to make the night a treat for all by offering some advice on safety and preparation.

Wayne County trick or treat time is set for 5-8pm Saturday, Keep in mind that Kendrick Avenue will be closed to traffic from the police department to Homestead Avenue from 5pm-8pm Saturday evening. Trick or treating will be allowed as normal, the safe trick or treat event will also be held on Kendrick at the house next door to the Police Department.

Somerset from 6-8pm Saturday.

In addition to the tips below the COVID-19 pandemic requires some additional safety measures for both children and adults.

Anyone who may have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, should not participate in in-person Halloween activities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Other safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

— Wear an appropriate mask or face covering

— Maintain six feet of distance

— Avoid touching your face

— Wash your hands

— Avoid gatherings

Residents who decide not to participate in trick-or-treating should consider turning off any outside lights during trick-or-treating hours. Trick-or-treaters should use that as a signal to not approach that house.

Halloween can be a fun time for both parents and children, if everyone remembers the tricks and treats of playing it safe.

It really is a great time of year for our community; some say this is when the fall and winter holidays begin! So start the season off by having a safe and enjoyable Halloween.