October 22, 2021 – With Halloween just over a week away, the City of Midland reminds residents of trick-or-treating hours in the City and some safety reminders amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Halloween is a nationally-recognized celebration. The City provides general guidelines each year for trick-or-treating times – every October 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. – but does not organize nor orchestrate any activities or events related to Halloween. Residents can trick-or-treat in the community if desired.
This year’s trick-or-treating hours in the City of Midland will take place on Sunday, October 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. Should residents choose to participate, the City encourages all ghouls and goblins to adhere to current public health recommendations and to avoid participating in trick-or-treating if you or someone in your household has a positive case of COVID-19 or is currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The Midland Police Department offers a few additional tips for ensuring safety during trick-or-treating:
- Dress your child in light-colored, reflective clothing.
- If your child is going to wear a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough to avoid visual obstruction.
- Adults should accompany children.
- Bring a flashlight.
- Cross the street only at corners.
- Have an adult check candy and other treats before they are eaten