City Issues Guidelines, Offers Drive-Up Sites to Help Children and Families Celebrate Halloween Safely
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and start of the flu season, the Detroit Health Department is working to ensure costumes are the only thing scary about Halloween 2020. The Health Department has drafted guidance for families and business owners — sourced from the Governor’s executive orders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and a list of safe alternatives for residents to enjoy Halloween this year. The goal is to ensure revelers have fun, with their health and safety in mind.
To see the guidelines for families and businesses, go to detroitmi.gov/halloween.
City Offers Safer Halloween in the D Activities
The City also has made plans to protect its youngest residents by suspending trunk-or-treat activities this year. As a safer option, the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) has organized Drive-Up Candy Stations. On Halloween, residents may bring their children by car to pick up treats from 5 – 8 p.m. at select fire stations, all 11 Detroit Police precincts and Adams-Butzel Recreation Center. Masks are required and social distancing protocols will be followed. No walk-ups allowed.