Press release.

As communities struggle to maintain normalcy during the Covid-19
pandemic, the Town of Adams has developed a safer alternative to the traditional door-to-door method of Halloween trick-or-treating.

On Saturday, October 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Adams Police Department, Forest Wardens, Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and Adams Ambulance will deploy vehicles into neighborhoods across the town of Adams and distribute candy to costumed residents.

As Town vehicles approach homes, Halloween music will be broadcast from the vehicles. Residents are encouraged to come outside, where treats will be distributed.

According to Town Administrator Jay Green,

“In lieu of residents going door-to-door, the town is providing an
opportunity for people to celebrate Halloween while maintaining a social distance. We are still encouraging residents to keep their ghoulish traditions, decorate their houses, and dress in costumes. However, this year, rather than having children go door-to-door, town employees will drive through residential areas and safely distribute candy from their vehicles”.

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendations from the Town of Adams Board of Health, steps are being taken to ensure the safe handling and distribution of candy.

Everyone distributing candy will have their temperature checked prior to participating. In addition, all vehicles will be sanitized, and those distributing candy will be wearing face masks and gloves.

Candy and monetary donations will be accepted at the Adams Police Department, located at 4 School Street, Adams, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through October 31. Candy donations must be in factory-sealed, unopened bags. Monetary donations should be made payable to the Town of Adams.

Homemade treats will not be accepted.

The Town of Adams is committed to ensuring all residents have a safe and enjoyable Halloween despite the challenges that a health pandemic brings to these traditional community events.

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