A Message from the Director of Neighbourhood Services, City of Edmonton
Keep Neighbouring Safely This Halloween!
We know that Halloween is one of the biggest neighbourhood celebrations of the year, providing an opportunity to decorate, dress up and open our streets and doors to trick-or-treaters. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we know that many neighbours and community groups are planning activities and events to mark this special time of year.
This special edition of Keep Neighbouring includes information and reminders about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of getting sick to keep our communities safe. It is important to remember that Alberta Health Services has put the Edmonton region on an enhanced status and introduced additional voluntary public health measures. Not everyone in your neighbourhood will be willing or able to celebrate Halloween this year; it is important that we continue to show one another compassion and kindness as we move through this pandemic.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has published new Halloween during COVID-19 guidance. I strongly encourage everyone celebrating Halloween this year to review this document and take the time to speak with your children about precautions if you choose to participate in Halloween activities this year. While this information is current at the time of this newsletter, please check for updates or new restrictions before October 31. Be safe and have fun!
Director of Neighbourhood Services
COVID-19 Safety Tips for Trick or Treating
AHS has created the following 5 guidelines for your little ‘ghosts and goblins’ to follow this year when trick-or-treating:]
Handing out Candy
AHS has created two printable posters that can be used to inform trick-or-treaters if you will be handing out treats this year (click on posters below to be redirected to AHS website):
AHS guidelines for those wanting to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters:
Find creative ways to maintain distance from trick-or-treaters:
Here is a link to all AHS Halloween Guidance for 2020.
March 17, 2020
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Find the Directory at local seniors organizations, the ESCC, or visit their website: http://www.seniorscouncil.net/programs
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