AVON, OH — The cities of Avon and Avon Lakeon Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
As the holiday approaches, and COVID-19 continues to pose a threat, city officials are asking residents to follow guidance issued by Lorain County Public Health.
"There's no such thing as zero risk," health officials said. "If you participate in Halloween activities, please celebrate safely."
Health officials issued guidance for parents, children and residents handing out candy during the holiday.
Have children wash their hands before they eat their candy
Bring hand sanitizer and a flashlight while out trick-or-treating
Avoid homemade candy, eat only factory-made treats
If you don't feel comfortable trick-or-treating, try holding a virtual costume party instead
Wear a cloth face mask which covers the nose and mouth
Go trick-or-treating with family, not friends and other people from outside your house
Wear reflective clothing
Walk only on sidewalks or on the edge of the road facing traffic
For residents handing out treats:
Wash your hands and use sanitizer often — even if you're wearing gloves
Wear a cloth face masks which covers the nose and mouth
Keep social distance while handing out treats
Avoid having kids grab treats from a bowl — consider using a PVC pipe to slide treats to kids