Pittsburgh Urges Halloween Trick-or-Treating with Precautions

The City of Pittsburgh welcomes upcoming trick-or-treating this Halloween, but urges residents to follow safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The official trick-or-treating hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 31. To follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many behaviors will have to change this year. Residents are urged to: 

  • Trick-or-treat only with family members 
  • Wear cloth facemasks as well as Halloween masks 
  • Carry hand sanitizer 
  • Distribute candy by leaving it outside, and not have in-person and face-to-face interactions at the door 
  • Follow social distancing on sidewalks, and when approaching homes where others are getting candy 
  • Not attend indoor costume parties 
  • Like any other year, motorists are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families