ROGERS PARK — Howard Street businesses are making sure kids have a safe and candy-filled Halloween this year.
The Howard Street business group is hosting Trick-or-Treat on Howard Street, which will take place all day Saturday. Businesses near the Red Line station will offer kids candy during normal business hours while supplies last.
Participants — kids and adults — are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing to limit the potential spread of coronavirus.
Participating businesses include:
- Athena Board Game Cafe, 1418 Howard St.
- Lost Eras, 1511 Howard St.
- Caribbean American Baking Co., 1539 Howard St.
- IM Beauty Supply, 1609 Howard St.
- Curls and Company, 1627 Howard St.
- Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2049 Howard St.
- I’m Soul Hungry, 2043 Howard St.
- Sweet Temptations Bake Shop, 607 Howard St. (Evanston)
- Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St. (Evanston)
- Good to Go Jamaican Cuisine, 711 Howard St. (Evanston)
For more information on the event, click here.
Trick-or-treating is allowed in Chicago this year, but city health officials have issued guidelines to make the tradition safe during coronavirus.
Their tips for safely celebrating the holiday:
- Everyone, including people giving out candy, must wear a face covering. Costume masks don’t count.
- If you plan to give out candy, leave on a light or put up a sign in your window indicating your home is participating in safe trick-or-treating.
- Maintain social distancing and have hand sanitizer available.
- Keep it moving. Don’t congregate in front of one stoop or on the sidewalk.
- Make sure kids only eat candy after washing their hands when they get home.
- No in-person haunted houses, which health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady described as “truly spooky” due to their potential germ-spreading.
- Keep your trick-or-treating crew to six people or fewer. Sticking to members of your household or quarantine “bubble” is recommended.
- No house parties. “We are more worried about adults indoors than children outdoors trick or treating,” Arwady said.
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