Halloween Information

Halloween 2020 Information


If residents plan to participate in Halloween activities, please note that trick-or-treating is recommended between 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. To slow the spread of COVID-19, trick-or-treaters are reminded to:

  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick-or-treat with people you live with and remain six feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
  • Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol frequently while out 

Recommendations for homeowners include:

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Mark 6-foot lines leading to your front door to encourage physical distancing
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters
  • Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact

Parents, please:

  • Talk with your children about safety and physical distancing expectations; guide children to stay on the right side of the road always to ensure distance
  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children have reflective clothing
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home

Motorists are asked to watch out for a greater number of pedestrians outside. 

Please observe activity in your neighborhood. If you notice something suspicious, call 616.698.6580. If it is an emergency, call 911. Also keep in mind Kentwood’s curfew ordinance: Unless accompanied by a parent or responsible adult over 21, children who are under 12-years-old must be off the streets by 10 p.m., under 16-years-old by 11 p.m. and under 17-years-old by midnight.

We are several weeks away from Halloween, so please continue to watch for updates from public health officials. For the latest CDC recommendations, click here. For more safety tips and recommendations of other ways to celebrate the holiday, visit: halloween2020.org. By exercising our responsibilities as parents, guardians and good neighbors, we can help ensure the entire community enjoys a safe and fun Halloween.