FLINT, Michigan—Mayor Sheldon Neeley is urging residents to follow all safety protocols when trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Families are especially encouraged to look for non-traditional trick-or-treating options that institute additional safety protocols. Mayor Neeley is co-hosting events with five community organizations to provide alternative trick-or-treating locations for Flint families.
“We want to allow our children to celebrate Halloween in a safe way. Because we are seeing an increase in the number of COVID cases, extreme caution must be utilized,” Mayor Neeley said.
Some locations hosting events that will follow safety protocols include:
Trick-or-treating hours citywide are 4:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Again, Mayor Neeley encourages all families to limit their exposure and maintain all safety protocols throughout any and all Halloween celebrations.
Dr. Reynolds also noted that many state regulations remain in effect to limit the size of gatherings. And, every one should consider if any increased exposure is worth the risk to themselves, other family members and their contacts. Risk factors such as age, illness, and pre-existing conditions may require not participating at all.
Here is a fact sheet detailing current regulations for gatherings at home, outdoors, and at businesses.