Make this Halloween memorable for reasons other than COVID-19!
The Village of Minong passed Resolution #0601-20, adopting the Washburn County Health Department Guidance for COVID-19. The County Health Guidance is that door to door trick-or-treating is a high risk activity. However, the Village Board, at their Regular Board Meeting on October 5th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. made the decision that the residents of the Village of Minong can choose to have trick-or-treaters come at their own discretion and at their own risk. The Village requests that if you choose not to engage in Halloween trick-or-treating this year, please leave your outside light off signaling to kids and their parents that they are to bypass your house on October 31st, 2020 from approximately 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Village of Minong recommends the following:
¨ Mask up – Those over age 2, and who are able, are encouraged to wear a face covering. Get creative, turn your protective mask into a costume!
¨ If you are sick, do not open your door or participate in any type of in-person Halloween activities. Or, if you feel you have been exposed to someone who is or has been sick, please consider others and refrain from door to door trick-or-treating and handing out candy
¨ Control the candy – Place candy in a bucket or on a table on the front porch. No in-person contact is recommended
¨ Avoid going door to door in groups. Stick with your household members only
¨ Handle candy with care. Wash hands before/after sorting candy and before eating
¨ Risk of getting sick from food packaging is thought to be low. For extra caution, consider holding candy overnight. DO NOT use disinfectants of any kind on the candy
¨ Pack hand sanitizer and keep it with an adult.
¨ Protect those most at risk, 65+ are encouraged to not participate in Halloween activities if you have underlying health conditions
¨ Remember – Please consider those who may be at higher risk. If you choose to trick-or-treat in the Village of Minong this year, you can do so at your own discretion and at your own risk