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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many Americans go about their daily lives – potentially forever. While 2020 was filled with canceled events and serious mitigation efforts, 2021 has been a year of learning how to live with the virus, with many events coming back. 

With Halloween around the corner, kids are undoubtedly excited about wearing costumes and collecting candy, as is a typical tradition. Here in Wauwatosa, trick-or-treat will be held, but the city is asking participants to be careful. 

Wearing masks takes on a whole new meaning when a Halloween costume may come standard with it already. For those costumes that don’t have built-in face covering, masks are an option for staying safe while trick-or-treating. In addition, many individuals will be handing out candy in a different way this year. Everything from homemade candy chutes to simply leaving pre-packaged baggies out on tables is an option. Some communities also choose to do drive-through trick-or-treating to avoid close contact.

While trick-or-treating may look slightly different again this year, it seems it will be largely back in swing for the bulk of the population that choose to partake in the event. And vaccination among adults that will be traveling with children, and giving out candy, has made some more comfortable as well. 

Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is being encouraged to stay home and forego the festivities. 

Wauwatosa 2021 Trick-or-Treat Date and Times

As for when to expect ghosts and goblins at your door, Wauwatosa will be holding its formal trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. Some neighborhoods may choose to host their events, where different hours may be in effect. 

If you head out for trick-or-treating this year or are welcoming trick-or-treaters to your home, we encourage you to be safe. Happy Halloween from Collins Law Firm!

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