Boston Announces Halloween Trick-or-Treating Guidelines

10/29/20 By Elena Naze

Boston allows trick-or-treating this weekend despite Covid-19 cases rising. Governor Baker made this decision to avoid a spike in indoor parties.

“Indoor house parties with close contact and shared food without masks is simply not a good idea. Outdoor trick-or-treating, if done in small groups with face coverings and limited interactions is a lot safer than hosting a house party,” Governor Baker said. 

 Mayor Walsh advises residents to use extra precaution while trick-or-treating.. He released these tips for a safe experience: 

  • Trick-or-treat only with immediate family members.
  • Avoid direct contact with individuals passing out candy.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.  A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.

 Anyone who may have Covid-19 is advised to stay home and not hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.