Trick-or-treat and Halloween safety in SE Wisconsin 🎃
SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Halloween may be a bit different in 2020 but there's still spooky fun to be had! CBS 58 has compiled Halloween safety guidelines and information from health officials in each southeast Wisconsin county.
Fond du Lac - Trick-or-treating is supported by the Fond du Lac County Health Department with good community education around safe practices. Health officials do not recommend large gatherings. Trick-or-treating is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, with varying times throughout each community.
Sheboygan - Sheboygan County Division of Public Health is supportive of safe trick-or-treating with proper best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Avoid large outdoor and indoor gatherings such as parties, festivals, parades and attending large gatherings and social events is NOT recommended. Trick or treat hours will be on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4-7 p.m. Residents who wish to participate are asked to turn on their porch light during that time.
Dodge - Dodge County health officials recommend avoiding trick-or-treating, but if you do decide to venture out to do so safely. Daily Dodge shared information from health officials encouraging safe Halloween practices. The station 95X Music shared a breakdown of trick-or-treat times on Facebook.
Milwaukee - The city of Milwaukee is not in support of trick-or-treating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City leaders say in-person trick-or-treating is too much of a health risk. Milwaukee's health department has offered safe alternatives HERE.
Ozaukee/Washington - The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department says trick-or-treating outside is relatively low risk. Health officials say candy should be handed out one by one individually and children should not grab candy out of a bowl. Masks and gloves are encouraged. Large gatherings should be avoided. Trick or treat times vary for each community.
Jefferson - Officials in Jefferson County are urging communities who host trick-or-treating this year to do it more safely. Staying home and having Halloween fun is the best option. County officials suggest leaving individual baggies for trick or treaters to take, and watching and waving to visitors through the window.
Waukesha - Waukesha County cities and villages will host trick or treating on Saturday, Oct. 31. The county is also offering "Howl-At-Home" activities this Halloween, including photo challenges and crafts. CLICK HERE for more.
Racine - Trick or treating in Racine will take place Saturday, Oct. 31 while maintaining social distancing, according to Real Racine. Here are some guidelines and a breakdown of times by city/village.
Walworth - Walworth County will host several safe Halloween events Oct. 30 and 31. Trick-or-treat times vary by county/village. Visit Walworth County shared times on their Facebook page. View below:
Kenosha - Kenosha County health officials encourage residents wanting to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, to download one of the following flyers and post them to your front door demonstrating your commitment to a healthy Halloween. More safety tips from Kenosha County health officials can be found HERE.