GLEN RIDGE, NJ – Glen Ridge has formally canceled trick or treat on Halloween this year, citing the high number of COVID-19 positives in the community.
“On Halloween, the residents of Glen Ridge welcome trick or treaters from all over the region. It is common for a homeowner to give out more than 1,000 treats, and several streets in the borough to experience large gatherings of people. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that it is a high-risk activity to participate in traditional Halloween trick-or-treating where treats are handed to, and received by, children who go door to door,” the town said in a statement. “With input from the Glen Ridge Board of Health, the Mayor and Council acknowledges the determination of the Center for Disease Control (CDC)and wishes to take action in a manner which safeguards the health of not only its residents but also the trick or treaters.”
In the best interest of everyone, traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door will not be allowed from October 29, 2020 through November 1, 2020.
“We recognize this will be a disappointment for many children and we are developing alternative events to help celebrate the holiday,” the towns said.