October 5, 2020

Pittsburgh Welcomes Trick-or-Treating with Precautions

On October 5, the City of Pittsburgh announced that it welcomes trick-or-treating this Halloween but urges residents to follow safety protocols to reduce risk and avoid the spread of COVID-19 in Pittsburgh communities.


The official trick-or-treating hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many behaviors will have to change this year to meet safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Residents are urged to:

    • trick-or-treat only with family members;
    • wear cloth facemasks, in addition to Halloween masks;
    • carry and regularly use hand sanitizer;
    • distribute candy by leaving it outside, and avoid in-person, face-to-face interactions at the door;
    • follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet from others) on sidewalks and when approaching homes where others are getting candy; and
    • avoid indoor costume parties.

Like any other year, motorists are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds, and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families.

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This information was provided by the City of Pittsburgh. To learn more, read the full press release.