Berlin Trick-or-Treating

October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Those participating in handing out candy should leave their porch lights on to signal trick-or-treaters.  Trick-or-treaters should not go to homes without a light on.


In light of COVID Public Health has advised us that it is supportive of trick-or-treating with good community education around safe practices. For example, trick-or-treaters should strive to avoid public interaction with high risk groups both in the home and Long Term Care locations. Only have family groups trick or treat together and keep a safe distance from others.  Other recommendations for safe trick-or-treating are:


  • Wear a mask (not just the costume kind)
  • Limit the group size
  • Limit the houses you visit
  • Social distance when handing out/receiving candy.  Folks are getting creative in ways to social distance in order to trick-or-treat.  Some are using long pipes to slide candy into buckets.  There are ways to make it fun for all involved and still be safe if people use their imaginations.
  • Take precautions while handling candy.  Use sanitizer and wash hands.
  • Hand out candy outside so trick-or-treaters do not have to touch hard surfaces such as doors and doorbells.
  • Trick-or-treaters should use hand sanitizer in between homes
  • Stay home if you might be sick