Have a Happy (And Safe) Halloween

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to celebrate the spookiest of holidays, Halloween!

Though many of us will, no doubt, want to enjoy the usual traditions like trick-or-treating, we just want to remind everyone that Covid-19 is still a risk. Because of this, the governor’s office has released safety guidelines for celebrating outside the home.

For example, trick-or-treat with only your immediate household group and stay socially distanced. Remember, even if you found the coolest Batman mask ever – it won’t protect against the spread of Covid. Please wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth. Don’t go out if you’re feeling sick and don’t take treats directly from a bowl or someone’s hand. And if there’s a crowd near someone’s house, save that one for later. Circle back when there are less people around.

In addition, many of our neighbors will choose to sit this year out when it comes to trick-or-treating and parties outside the home. So, let’s all be respectful of those who want to “opt-out”. If you absolutely must trick-or-treat door to door, the general rule is – if the porch light is off – move on to the next house.

And as always, the Halloween curfew for minors in the Village of Athens is 8pm!

Please take a minute to check out Governor Cuomo’s full list of Halloween guidelines, along with some pretty fun-looking alternatives to traditional Halloween celebrations!

Thank you and stay safe!

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