The City of Minonk is sharing the following information regarding Trick-or-Treating for this year. The choice to participate in trick-or-treating activities, whether taking children out, or handing out candy from your home, is a personal one. If you choose not to give out candy, then leave your outside lights off during the times of 5-8 pm on Saturday October 31st.
Should you decide to partake in activities, then reference the information below for safety recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The list is a consolidation of key points specific to trick-or-treating safety. To view the entire source documentation from IDPH, click here.
LEAVE TREATS ON A TABLE ON FRONT WALKWAYS, SIDEWALKS OR OUTDOOR SPACE ALLOWING 6 FT FROM THE DOOR. CANDY SHOULD BE SPREAD OUT SO EACH PIECE IS NOT TOUCHING ANOTHER.
â€¢ IF DISTRIBUTING CANDY, WASH HANDS FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS BEFORE PLACING CANDY ON THE TABLE, AND WHEN REPLENISHING.
â€¢ ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD MAINTAIN A SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 6 FEET AND WEAR MASKS (COSTUME MASK IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE).
â€¢ MIXED HOUSEHOLD GROUPS OF TRICK-OR-TREATORS ARE DISCOURAGED; ONLY SAME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS SHOULD TRICK-OR-TREAT TOGETHER.
â€¢ STAY 6 FT APART FROM OTHER TRICK-OR-TREATORS.
â€¢ CARRY AND USE HAND SANITIZER FREQUENTLY
â€¢ DO NOT CONSUME CANDY UNTIL AFTER HAND WASHING.