Aurelia, Alta announce trick-or-treat guidelines

Kids in Aurelia and Alta worried about no Halloween trick or treating this year can breathe a sigh of relief, as both communities have announced guidelines in hopes of seeing the fall tradition continue in a safe fashion.
 
In Aurelia, the city asks that costumed kids plan to go out between 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. and for families and groups to stay together, rather than mingled with others. Social distancing of six feet should be maintained whenever possible.
 
Residents planning to participate should turn their outdoor lights on. Candy should be handed out rather than presented in a bowl for everyone to put their hands in and choose from. Another good option is setting out individualized bags for visitors to take.
 
Masks and face coverings are encouraged for all when within six feet of those who are trick or treating outside your family/social circle.
 
A Halloween event will be held from 4-5 p.m. at the Aurelia City Park before trick or treating begins throughout town. Pumpkin decorating, games and more will be available for attendees.
 
In Alta, trick or treating is scheduled to occur on Halloween night from 5-7:30 p.m. A proclamation from Mayor Kevin Walsh asked that participants turn on their porch lights and  noted that masks are not required for those who are handing out candy.