Clark County Health Department is supportive of trick-or-treating with good community education around safe practices. Large events and gatherings are still not recommended at this time.
PUBLIC HEALTH BEST PRACTICES FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS, HOMEOWNERS, & PARENTS/GUARDIANS
Stay home if sick. DO NOT hand out treats or trick-or-treat if you are sick.
Trick or treat with people you live with. Household members go together.
Practice social distancing. Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household.
Wear a face mask that covers BOTH your mouth and nose when appropriate. This means even under/over your Halloween accessories as necessary.
Homeowners distribute treats by placing them in a bucket or on a table on the front porch instead of handing things out. No in-person contact.
Have hand sanitizer available. Use hand sanitizer often and before eating or after coughing/sneezing.
Avoid public interaction with high risk groups both in the home as well as nursing home facilities.
Additional Trick-or-Treat Safety Reminders
Examine all treats and wash hands before eating
Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers
Guide children to stay on the right side of the road and walk on sidewalks when possible. Look both ways before crossing the street.
Carry a flashlight at night and ensure children have reflective clothing.
Wear well fitting masks and costumes appropriate for weather that also avoid blocking vision.
Homeowners can post a sign or use porch lights to indicate if they are participating in trick or treat.