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Trick-or-treating hours under review

With COVID-19 still present in the community as Halloween approaches, officials are considering the best hours for trick-or-treating. But one thing is certain — guidelines from local, state and federal public health officials are sure to apply. These include reducing close contact with those outside of a person’s household. Residents also are encouraged to celebrate with lower-risk activities, such as pumpkin carving with members of their own household or outdoors at a safe distance with friends. Virtual costume parties, holiday decorating and outdoor Halloween movie nights are other recommended options. Households not participating in trick-or-treating are encouraged to post a sign on their door to discourage visits. Costumes that allow cloth face coverings and proper, regular hand hygiene are recommended. Those with underlying health conditions are strongly encouraged to avoid Halloween festivities and gatherings. In addition, residents are encouraged to opt for gatherings outdoors, avoid indoor parties, keep guests to a minimum, require guests to wear cloth masks that cover their nose and mouth when adequate social distances cannot be maintained and tell guests to stay home if they are sick. The latest information about Halloween in Oak Park — including hours and printable signs — will be posted at