BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Trick-or-Treat time is almost here!
Below you can find Trick-or-Treating information from some local parishes and localities:
At its October 15 meeting, the Ascension Parish Council set Trick-or-Treat hours from 6 pm to
8 pm on Halloween, Saturday October 31, in the unincorporated areas of the Parish.
Children who plan on Trick-or-Treating should be chaperoned by an adult. Participants are
urged to observe safety precautions, such as wearing brightly colored costumes, using
flashlights, and avoiding walking on main or heavily-traveled highways.
City of Gonzales:
The Donaldsonville City Council approved Halloween “trick or treating” for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Donaldsonville will follow the standards set by Ascension Parish government. Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan said the City of Gonzales and the Town of Sorrento will observe the same date, time, and protocols. Sullivan said he spoke to Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment, who advises those who wish not to participate to turn their lights off that night. Parish leaders are encouraging participants to wear masks and observe safety measures due to the pandemic. The Parish Council will hold a meeting Thursday night.
East Baton Rouge Parish:
- All businesses and events within East Baton Rouge Parish are required to adhere to the Phase 3 restrictions established by Governor John Bel Edwards.
- General businesses are limited to 75% occupancy, with social distancing required.
- Social gatherings are limited to 50% capacity with a max of 250 people, with social distancing required.
- Outdoor crowd sizes are limited to 50% capacity of the outdoor space with up to 250 people, with social distancing required.
- Trick-or-treat hours for the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish are set for 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
St. James Parish:
St. James Parish hours of trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31 are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Guidance from the CDC and Louisiana Department of Health recommends the following for residents interested in participating:
- Children and parents wear cloth face masks appropriate for COVID-19 (Costume masks are not approved protection.)
- Practice hand hygiene and bring hand sanitizer to use between houses
- Do not participate if you or your child feels sick, has symptoms of COVID-19 or if you or a family member are under isolation or quarantine restrictions
- Maintain social distance of at least six feet from other groups
- Put candy or treats in individual bags and lay them out for children, instead of putting them in a large bowl, for visitors to grab themselves
- Turn off house lights if you are not comfortable participating this year
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