TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Here’s how to make Halloween a little less scary, with some safety tips from the Indiana State Police.
1) Know the dates and times are in your community for trick-or-treating. In Terre Haute, trick-or-treating is limited to Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
2) Make sure that you have a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective material on the costume so that you can be seen at all times.
3) Always trick-or-treat with an adult or use the buddy system when approaching a house, and practice social distancing by remaining at least six feet away from others who do not live with you.
4) Walk on the sidewalks and not in the roadway and make sure that you look both directions before crossing the roadway.
5) Only go trick-or-treating at houses where the front porch light is on.
6) Never enter the house of a stranger and preferably only trick-or-treat at homes that you are familiar to you.
7) If a trick-or-treater gets separated from others, have them stay where they are and ask an adult for help.
8) Have an adult inspect the candy before it is eaten.
9) Those not actively participating in trick-or-treating and out driving should slow down and drive with caution.
10) Please follow your local health department and CDC guidelines for personal protective measures. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Everyone is encouraged to make your cloth mask part of the costume!