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City of Pittsburgh Trick Or Treat Info

Jack O’Lanterns (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Every year the City of Pittsburgh issues a press release with information on Trick or Treating date and times. This year’s release includes guidelines for the COVID pandemic.

See the press release here. It is also quoted below:

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh welcomes upcoming trick-or-treating this Halloween but urges residents to follow safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The official trick-or-treating hours will be 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, but following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention many behaviors will have to change this year. 

Residents are urged to: 

  • Trick-or-treat only with family members 
  • Wear cloth facemasks as well as Halloween masks 
  • Carry hand sanitizer 
  • Distribute candy by leaving it outside, and not have in-person and face-to-face interactions at the door 
  • Follow social distancing on sidewalks, and when approaching homes where others are getting candy 
  • Not attend indoor costume parties 

Like any other year, motorists are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families.