Reading, PA – Mayor Eddie Moran encourages parents to help their children follow best practices when they go out on Halloween and collect candies in Reading. “COVID-19 has limited us in enjoying some of our holiday events and festivities. The lives of the children in our community have been hit hard this year and I would like to provide parents the opportunity to choose if they would like to celebrate the trick-or-treat tradition of Halloween. In doing so, I ask that everyone does so safely,” said Mayor Eddie Moran.
The Mayor recommends families to celebrate the holiday how they feel best, and if that is trick-or-treating, he asks that residents please do so cautiously in their neighborhoods, “All adults and community leaders, let’s make this day as safe as possible for the children by following the CDC guidelines. I encourage every family to assess and decide how to celebrate based on today’s reality.”
We ask that those distributing candy for trick-or-treaters to turn on their porch lights in an effort to make it easier to identify participants. Also, washing hands prior to preparing candy bags (i.e., Ziplocs) filled with plastic sealed candies would help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For additional guidelines on how to celebrate Halloween safely, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/#halloween.