Towns across NJ release guidelines on Halloween celebrations this year

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and towns across New Jersey are releasing their own guidelines for those who do or do not wish to participate in the holiday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2020, 11:10 PM

Updated 1,368 days ago

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Halloween is just a few weeks away, and towns across New Jersey are releasing their own guidelines for those who do or do not wish to participate in the holiday.
Gov. Phil Murphy said earlier that Halloween would be allowed to take place with some COVID-19 safety restrictions. But some towns have added some additional measures to protect the public.
Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo says that trick-or-treating will be allowed in her town.
“If you’re 2 or under, you don’t need to have a mask. But if you’re over 2, you need to have a mask, as well as the costume mask on,” she says.
Angulo is also asking residents who are handing out candy to also wear masks. The town is also offering signs for homeowners who do not wish to participate in Halloween this year.
“You can download this [flyer] and print it out and put it on your window or tape it to your front door,” she says.
Other towns are offering similar signs.
And there are some towns that have banned trick-or-treating this year, despite it being allowed statewide. Those towns include Bound Brook, Glen Ridge and Plainfield.
But Mayor Angulo says that it is important to her for the children in Cherry Hill to have a sense of normalcy this Halloween.
“What happened is all of the Cherry Hill school systems were all online, and I understand the anxiety and maybe the frustration that people feel – especially in smaller kids. So, I think Halloween is a great way to make sure that people are feeling a little bit normal,” she says.
Cherry Hill Halloween festivities will take place from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Halloween night.
The New Jersey Department of Health’s guidelines for safe trick-or-treating can be found on the state’s website.


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