Halloween in Northampton

The Northampton Health Department urges residents to follow these guidelines:

Trick-or-Treaters

  • Stay home if sick

  • Trick-or-treat with people you live with

  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household

  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)

  • Use hand sanitizer frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol)

  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home


Homeowners

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick

  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose

  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to you driveway/front door

  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters

  • Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact

  • Wash hands often

Parents

  • Stay home if sick

  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations

  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance

  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children are wearing reflective clothing

  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose

  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home

  • Inspect candy