Halloween will officially be celebrated on Sunday, October 31. The Elgin Police Department asks parents to follow the following safety recommendations:
- Limit your child’s trick-or-treating to the hours of 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.
- Practice COVID-19 safety precautions like wearing a mask, social distancing and limiting group size.
- Practice good hygiene like washing your hands and avoid touching your face.
- Young children should be accompanied by their parents or another responsible adult.
- One member of each group should carry a lighted flashlight, at dusk or afterwards.
- Make sure costumes do not limit mobility and have no visibility obstructions.
- Children should be dressed in LIGHT COLORED COSTUMES.
- Always walk on the sidewalk and cross the street at intersections.
- Bring candy and goodies home and have parents check them before eating any of them.
Residents should indicate their willingness to welcome children by keeping porch and exterior lights on during the 4:00-7:00 p.m. trick-or-treating hours on October 31 and only serve wrapped candy. Residents are also reminded to close and lock their garage and car doors to reduce the opportunity of theft and vandalism.
Motorists should be especially observant on Halloween and watch for costumed children who might not always be alert enough to be looking out for cars.