Halloween 2020

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A HALLOWEEN LIKE WE’VE NEVER SEEN

Halloween 2020 will be unique, but it can also be fun as long as safety is the top priority amid COVID-19. The Center for Disease for Control has issued guidance for Halloween activities - https://tinyurl.com/CDCHalloweenGuidance - with specific suggestions for trick-or-treating in the traditional way. 

The City of Aurora encourages adults to make the best decision for their families regarding participation in Halloween activities. 

TRICK-OF-TREATING HOURS IN AURORA ARE 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. The additional 90 minutes is to provide a longer window of time for families to participate which can allow for less density and greater social distancing in neighborhoods. 

To that end, the City of Aurora issues the following guidelines for participating: 

FOR TRICK OR TREATERS

  • Stay home if you’re sick or showing any signs of illness.
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose - even under/over your Halloween mask! 
  • Only trick or treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Don’t gather in groups at any point.  If someone is at a house getting candy, wait until they’re finished before you walk up. 
  • Hand sanitize frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing

FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS

  • Keep children home if they are sick or showing any signs of illness 
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations
  • Make it a family event and accompany your children, even the older ones, to ensure expectations are met. 
  • If any person distributing candy is not wearing a mask or following social distancing protocol, do not go to the house. 
  • Encourage children to refrain from eating candy until they have returned home.
  • Wash hands as soon as you return home
  • Inspect candy as usual

FOR THOSE DISTRIBUTING CANDY

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick or showing any signs of illness.
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Help trick-or-treaters maintain social distancing by using tape or chalk to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to driveway or front door.  Let this be a standard part of your Halloween decorating this year! 
  • Strengthen social distancing by positioning a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters
  • And distribute candy on disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
  • Consider individual baggies of candy instead of a big bowl
  • Wear gloves
  • Wash hands often

If you are participating in trick-or-treating, click on the WELCOME sign to download and print. Post in a visible location to welcome trick-or-treaters on Halloween.*  

If you are not participating in trick-or-treating, click on the SORRY sign to download and print. Post in a visible location to notify trick-or-treaters on Halloween.*  

Welcome Trick or Treaters
Sorry No Trick or Treaters

*These signs can also be picked up in person on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aurora Customer Service Center, 3770 McCoy Drive. 

TRICK-OR-TREAT DRIVE-THRU

Put on your costumes. Jump in the car. This will be the safest and most fun Halloween thus far! 

2020 HALLOWEEN IN AURORA will feature a TRICK-OR-TREAT DRIVE-THRU for Aurora residents! Dress up the kids – and you can even decorate the car – to get special treat bags at Phillips Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Halloween.

  • THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! 1,500 FAMILIES HAVE REGISTERED
  • YOU CAN JOIN THE LIMITED WAITLIST TO BE AUTOMATICALLY NOTIFIED IF SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE. JOINING THE WAITLIST IS NOT A REGISTRATION AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN ENTRY TICKET.