GLEN ROCK, NJ - Tongue in cheek here, but we now need guidelines on how to Trick-or-Treat. COVID-19 is to blame. Here are some guidelines for this year's costume and mask holiday. (Once again, a Halloween mask does not substitute for a mask that blocks the virus.)

How to Trick or Treat in Glen Rock

1.  If you are comfortable having trick or treaters come to your house, please print this sign and place prominently on your front door, visible from the street and leave outdoor lights on.

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2.  Follow these guidelines:

  • All trick or treaters and treat-givers must wear masks. Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute but can be supplemented with a cloth or disposable mask. Children under two should not wear a cloth masks.
  • Limit the groups to current household members or a small group you have already been interacting with. Social distancing should be practiced between all who are not in the same household.
  • Consider staying local and limit the number of houses on your route.
  • Arrange individually packaged candy so that trick or treaters can grab and go without accessing a shared bowl.
  • Candy should be commercially packaged and non-perishable. Consider individual nonfood "treats" to avoid sharing of food.
  • Practice hand hygiene (wash hands or use hand sanitizer) before leaving your home, after touching objects such as wrapped candy, and when arriving home.

3.  Have fun!