It’s that time of year again, and the City of Salisbury is gearing up for a memorable, safe Halloween for 2021. Trick-or-treat times within City limits are 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.
Halloween is fun for ghosts, goblins, and people of all ages—but the most important thing on Halloween is the safety of your family. Mayor Day and the Salisbury Police Department have a few tips to ensure that this Halloween is a memorable and SAFE evening for everyone:
- MOTORISTS: If you drive in or around Salisbury on the night of the 31st, please be alert and on the lookout for the additional pedestrians that trick-or-treating brings to the streets. Please make an extra effort to drive safely near pedestrians and watch for people running from house-to-house in neighborhoods. If you remember one thing, let it be this: SLOW DOWN.
- PEDESTRIANS: If you plan on trick-or-treating this year, please watch for cars, and make sure to cross streets at designated crosswalks when they are available. Stay on the sidewalk whenever there is one available. Also, please make sure that your group is wearing bright or reflective clothing, and at least one grown-up is carrying a flashlight or other light source. If possible, provide your child with an LED pin, glow stick or other luminescent product to make them more visible.
- When trick-or-treating, never enter a stranger’s house, and never accept a ride from anyone without your parents’ permission. Only accept unopened, store-bought treats, and inspect all of your treats in a well-lit area at home before eating them.
- To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, citizens are urged to follow previously-established public safety guidelines.
- Wear a mask
- Try to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you/your family and other trick-or-treaters
- Carry hand sanitizer and utilize it frequently
- If you’re planning to give out candy, consider placing a bowl at the end of your front walkway, or in another spot that is convenient for trick-or-treaters to reach.
In response to the increased volume of foot traffic in the city on Halloween night, The Salisbury Police Department and Salisbury Fire Department will maintain an increased presence, with a focus on ensuring the safety of pedestrians walking in dimly-lit areas. As always, in the event of an emergency, please dial 911.