Halloween is days away and North Adams is reminding residents about the specific Treat or Treating guidelines the city set up in order not disappoint the kids but to Trick or Treat safety.

City Mayor Tom Bernard said “I didn’t want to add Halloween to the list of cancellations, especially since our case counts right now show that North Adams residents have done such an amazing job of slowing the spread of COVID-19."  All while following guidance from the CDC and the Mass Department of Public Health.

The city creatively put together the "GHOST guidelines for a safe and spooktacular Halloween"

G         Grab and Go!

H         Have Fun!

O         Only Visit Participating House

S          Stay Close to Home!

T          Take Your Face Covering

The full information posted on the North Adams City Hall Facebook page is below.

North Adams City Hall

CITY OF NORTH ADAMS ANNOUNCES TRICK OR TREAT HOURS, SAFETY GUIDELINES

NORTH ADAMS, MA (October 1, 2020) – Halloween Trick or Treat City hours for the City of North Adams will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

“Over the past six months we have canceled, postponed, scaled back, or reimagined the majority of community events in North Adams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these decisions made in the interest of public health and safety has been necessary, and I know that many of these changes also been disappointing and difficult for our residents and visitors.” said North Adams mayor Tom Bernard. “I didn’t want to add Halloween to the list of cancellations, especially since our case counts right now show that North Adams residents have done such an amazing job of slowing the spread of COVID-19. So, my team and I thought long and hard about how we could provide a framework to help make Trick or Treat as safe as possible. We reviewed guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and came up with what we are calling our GHOST Protocol – recommendations for a fun and safe Halloween.”

These guidelines, which also are posted to the North Adams webpage.

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