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“We are gonna have masks on the kids. Try to keep our distance when the kids get bunched up in front of houses and stuff,” Dean said.
The comfort level, though, varies among parents we spoke with.
“I think it’s a bad idea, simply because of COVID. Whatever they’re gonna get from the people that they go to could be putting it on them,” said Nick Laperuta of New Britain.
While Governor Ned Lamont has urged caution, he’s been careful pointing out Halloween is not cancelled. He said anyone who is not comfortable entertaining trick or treaters should turn off their front door light.
The DPH said if you are going to hand out candy to do so by placing it in a large bowl outside your door as grab-and-go items. They also advise looking for alternative ways to celebrate.
Many Connecticut communities are providing alternatives. New Britain will replace its traditional downtown activities with a drive-thru Halloween experience called “HalloWheels.” While staying in cars, people will drive around New Britain Bees Stadium stopping at various “treat stations” where candy will be prebagged.
New Britain has partnered with Best Buddies of CT to create this event. People can participate in one of two ways: virtually through Facebook Live or in-person at New Britain Bees Stadium from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Preregistration is required.