As Halloween night approaches, the City of Mississauga reminds residents of all ages that handing out candy and trick-or-treating is back this year with a few precautions to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
“It’s exciting that we can celebrate Halloween in-person this year and see the kids trick-or-treating again,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This time last year, we were in a very different situation, but with more than 80 per cent of our community vaccinated and COVID-19 cases stable, we can look forward to enjoying a much more normal Halloween this year.”
If you’re handing out candy or going door-to-door, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Stay outdoors as much as possible; if trick-or-treating indoors, keep a distance from those outside of your household.
- Practice safe masking – incorporate a mask as part of the costume, but never double-up with a COVID-19 face mask and a costume mask as it will be hard to breathe.
- Take turns at busy door-steps to maintain distance from others.
- Use hand sanitizer often and make sure you wash your hands well before eating treats.
- Stay safe on the roads – follow all pedestrian rules and look for vehicles when crossing driveways.
- If you are handing out candy, keep interactions short, wear a mask and only hand out pre-packaged treats.
If you are planning or attending a social gathering, the Government of Ontario released guidelines on how to celebrate safety during COVID-19. Currently, the limit for gatherings is 25 indoors and 100 outdoors.
- Mississauga Library is hosting an outdoor Halloween Story time on Thursday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Port Credit Memorial Arena. Children of all ages are invited to participate. No registration is required.
- Halloween Monster Tales is currently taking place at various dates and times at Mississauga Celebration Square until October 31. Monster Tales brings three popular Halloween-inspired stories to life. For more information, visit mississauga.ca.
City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232