Safety Information for Trick-or-Treating in Worcester

 by TWIW StaffOctober 21, 2021

WORCESTER - With Halloween coming up, many families are looking forward to Trick-or-Treating. The Worcester Police Department recommends Trick-or-Treating between 4 PM and 7 PM on Sunday, October, 31.

The City of Worcester issued the following tips for parents and guardians to ensure a safe Halloween for children.

  • Choose bright colors that make your child more visible in the dark.
  • Provide children with flashlights. Be sure they can see through masks/ makeup.
  • Maintain clear escape routes by keeping exits clear of decorations.
  • Establish a pre-planned route and only visit houses that have porch lights on.
  • Be a safe pedestrian. Look both ways and use established crosswalks.
  • Inspect candy and treats before consumption.
  • Drive slow and stay alert in residential neighborhoods.
  • Walk in groups with a trusted adult. Children under 12 should be supervised.
  • Never accept rides from strangers or enter a stranger’s home.

The City also recommends CDC Guidance on safety during holidays.

 

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