Trick-or-treating remains on in New Jersey this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Township of Toms River, New Jersey has released guidelines for its residents in support of the festivities. Trick-or-treating will take place from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.
The Toms River Police Department asks anyone who does plan to trick-or-treat to please wear a mask or face covering in accordance with the CDC guidelines, practice social distancing, and carry hand sanitizer.
“We respect that this is an unusual year due to the COVID pandemic, but want to leave the choice to trick-or-treat up to the individual families in our community,” said Mayor Hill in a press statement.
Residents who do not want to participate are encouraged to turn off their front light, close their front door and/or place a sign in front of the home.
The Township’s guidelines are subject to change, pending any future directives from the governor.