BELOIT (WKOW) – Beloit will not be holding official trick-or-treat hours this year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There also will be no downtown Halloween events run by the Downtown Beloit Association in 2020.
City officials gave careful consideration and review of the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, according to a news release.
The CDC has identified trick-or-treat as a higher risk activity.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has posted on its website its recommendations at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid19/community.htm.
This includes avoiding:
- Large outdoor gatherings such as parties, festivals, and parades.
- In-person indoor parties and celebrations.
- Happy hours or socializing at bars.
- Traditional trick-or-treating from neighbor to neighbor.