Trick or Treat 2020

COVID guidelines from the Lucas County Health Department

On September 24, 2020, the Lucas County Health Department released the following guidelines for Trick or Treat activities in Sylvania and surrounding areas of Lucas County.

Along with Sylvania City & Township, Perrysburg, Rossford, Maumee, and Toledo are also going forward with Trick or Treating on Halloween night, Saturday October 31 2020.


-Perform health screen prior to leaving home - do not participate if feeling sick If living with people who may be at greater risk from COVID-19, please reconsider participating If child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before participating Masks should be worn at all times 
-Stay with family unit and in your own neighborhood if possible 
-Stay six feet away from other families 
-Limit one family at a time when approaching participating houses 
-Use hand sanitizer frequently during collection 
-Collection bag should have a wide mouth to allow for dropping treats inside 
-Do not eat any candy while participating 
-If possible, wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes (allow to dry) when arriving home and prior to eating candy 
-Wash hands before eating any candy 

Those passing out treats: 
-Do not pass out candy if feeling sick 
-Wash hands prior to passing out treats 
-Masks should be worn at all times 
-If possible, place table or other physical object between you and trick-or-treaters 
-Limit interaction with those outside of your household 
-Prepare goodie bags ahead of time (grab & go) and place at end of driveway or edge of yard Use only prepackaged, factory wrapped items, no homemade-wrapped treats '

Trunk-or-Treat events: 
-Consider setting up pre-registeration and limit the number of participants per time frame Masks should be worn at all times 
-Advertise expectations of the community prior to the event (i.e. social distancing, wearing masks, etc.) Assure distance between vehicles ("Trunks") 
-If able, use physical markings between vehicles and consider one-way traffic 
-Wash hands prior to passing out treats 
-If possible, only attend event(s) in own neighborhood 


Those who are at a greater risk of COVID-19 affects, should 
refrain from either trick or treating or passing out treats. 

Safety Guidelines for Trick-or-Treating