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Oct 21, 2020

Middletown Township PD Releases Guidelines for Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is a little more than a week away which means costumes are being assembled, and candy is getting poured into festive bowls for eager trick-or-treaters. The Middletown Township Police Department has released guidelines for trick-or-treaters and those handing out candy.

The trick-or-treating hours for those under 18 will be from noon to 8 pm, according to a township ordinance.

Police Chief Craig Weber stated, “Although trick-or-treating has not been prohibited, parents and children are reminded to use caution and observe social distancing guidelines as we are still under a state of emergency due to COVID-19.”

There is a comprehensive list compiled by the Department of Health that explains safer ways to enjoy the spooky holiday.

Other precautions to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters includes washing hands often, wearing a mask and bringing hand sanitizer.