York County Trick-or-Treat Hours Safety
Oct. 31st from 6 pm to 8 pm
Recommended Trick-or-treat hours in York County are Sunday, October 31 from 6 until 8 pm for children 12 and under. Parents – please accompany your children, carry flashlights/glow sticks, and only visit homes with front lights on. If you choose to trick-or-treat this year, please incorporate as many COVID-19 safety measures as possible. More information is available online at www.yorkcounty.gov
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all adults and children aged
12 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine, but many trick-or-treaters aren’t eligible to get
vaccinated yet. The following list of “safe vs. scary” Halloween activities are provided to
help families stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Incorporate a cloth or surgical mask into your costume
• If you go trick-or-treating, do so in small groups outdoors, or enjoy other outdoor activities
• Wash your hands before you eat any candy
• Track local virus transmission rates and take extra precautions where rates are high
• Get the COVID-19 vaccine (age 12+) and your flu shot
• Avoid indoor parties, gatherings and crowded doorsteps
• Please don’t invite trick-or-treaters inside your home
• Avoid using a costume mask as a substitute for a surgical/cloth mask
• Please do not trick-or-treat if you feel sick
In addition, York County Fire Chief Stephen P. Kopczynski and York-Poquoson Sheriff
J.D. “Danny” Diggs offer these additional safety measures for individuals participating in
• Carry hand sanitizer with you and use often
• Consider not allowing children to take candy directly from neighbors and stay six feet away from others not in your family group.
• Residents are asked to turn on porch lights to identify homes that wish to receive
trick-or-treaters. Please avoid houses where porch lights are off.
• Remind children to be careful, watch for traffic, and to use flashlights.
• Make sure costumes and shoes fit properly to avoid tripping hazards.
• Purchase Halloween costumes (including wigs, capes and props) that feature a
“flame-resistant” or “flame-retardant” label.
• Consider wearing bright and/or light-colored costumes, which are easier to see at
• Carry a flashlight or light-stick, and attach “glow-in-the-dark” items or reflective tape
to the front and back of children’s costumes. Make sure your trick-or-treater can see
and be seen.
• Have an adult accompany younger children.
For more on Halloween Safety, call Fire & Life Safety at (757) 890-3600 or the
Sheriff’s Office at (757) 890-3630.
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