News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/19/2021 2:15:09 PM to 10/20/2021 10:36:29 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: October 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Trick-or-Treating in East Lansing on Halloween Night

trickortreat

EAST LANSING, Mich. — This Halloween, trick-or-treating hours in the City of East Lansing’s residential neighborhoods will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, those who choose to participate in Halloween activities and/or trick-or-treating are strongly encouraged to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Ingham County Health Department regarding crowd sizes, masking and social distancing.

Ingham County is currently an area with a high level of COVID-19 transmission and, as such, the CDC advises that community members should consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Costume masks are not a substitute for cloth masks and costume masks should not be worn over or under cloth masks as it could make it difficult to breathe.

In addition to masking and social distancing, those participating in trick-or-treating should also consider using hand sanitizer when out and washing their hands for at least 20 seconds when they arrive home, especially prior to enjoying treats.

Residents who choose to distribute candy may also want to consider wearing masks and distributing treats outdoors. Distributing treats on a disinfected table is also an option for minimizing contact with trick-or-treaters. Residents who do not feel comfortable distributing candy during East Lansing’s designated trick-or-treat hours should keep their porch lights off.

Community members are also reminded of these traditional trick-or-treating safety tips adapted from various sources:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and/or reflective and consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes or treat bags for greater visibility.
     
  • Make sure costumes are the right size to prevent trips and falls.
     
  • Make sure all costumes, wigs and accessories are flame-resistant.
     
  • Make sure children under the age of 12 are supervised by adults when trick-or-treating.
     
  • Walk on sidewalks and paths when at all possible and look both ways before crossing streets.
     
  • Remind children not to enter a stranger’s house or car.
     
  • Have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten.
     
  • Motorists are advised to exercise caution and travel at low speeds while driving during trick-or-treating hours.

 
For questions or concerns regarding trick-or-treating, please contact the East Lansing Police Department at (517) 351-4220, option 1. In an emergency, call 911.     

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

East Lansing Winter Fest inside a snowglobe

Winter Fest is Coming Saturday, Dec. 9

Posted on: November 27, 2023
A fleet of police vehicles under a pink sunrise with the ELPD logo in the lower right corner

ELPD Investigating Fatal Crash

Posted on: October 11, 2023
Dialog: A Newsletter for East Lansing residents with a photo of trick-or-treaters on Grand River Ave

Dialog October 2023

Posted on: October 6, 2023
Happy Labor Day

City Office Closures for Labor Day

Posted on: August 31, 2023
Four Officers from the PEACE Team stand in front of MSU's Sparty statue

P.E.A.C.E. Team Progress Report

Posted on: June 8, 2023
News ELPD update

ELPD Update on Fatal Car Crash

Posted on: April 6, 2023

ELPD Investigates Fatal Car Accident

Posted on: April 5, 2023
News ELPD update

Update on ELPD Threat Investigation

Posted on: March 9, 2023
loved

Counseling Services Offered at ELHCC, ELPL

Posted on: February 24, 2023
watertap

Conserve Water Notice Has Been Lifted

Posted on: January 12, 2023
watertap

Conserve Water Notice Remains in Effect

Posted on: January 12, 2023