Halloween Safety Tips

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Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

  • Stay home if sick.
  • Keep a six-foot distance from others not from your household.
  • Trick or treat with the people you live with.
  • Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
  • Bring treats home before eating them so parents can inspect them.
  • Frequently sanitize your hands while out.
  • Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose.
    • A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
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Tips for Parents:

  • Stay home if sick.
  • Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations.
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance.
  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children have reflective clothing.
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home.


Coldwater Public Safety wants to give YOU the best tips to have a fun and safe Halloween despite the circumstances.

The City of Coldwater recommends residents trick-or-treat from 5:30 PM to 7 PM on Halloween and will not be restricting it.

Trick-or-Treating With Masks
  • Go only to well-lit houses.
  • Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult.
  • Use costume knives and swords that are flexible, not rigid or sharp.

Tips for Homeowners:

  • Do not hand out candy if sick.
  • Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose.
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters.
  • Eliminate direct contact.
  • Hand out candy in an open space where distancing is possible.
  • Wash your hands often.
Halloween Parents
  1. Joseph Scheid

    Director of Public Safety (Badge #18)
    Phone: 517-278-4526 - ext. 6115