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County issues trick-or-treat guidance

Halloween trick-or-treating in Gloucester is suggested to take place between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, according to Sheriff Darrell Warren.

It is important to note that it is not illegal to trick-or-treat, even outside of the designated timeframe, and that the recommended hours are of a suggestive nature only for the safety and well-being of all involved, a release from the county stated.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, events that involve large gatherings of individuals such as large Halloween parties, haunted houses, etc., can increase the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and are not recommended this year.

Given this guidance, the trick-or-treat event typically held each year along Main Street has been canceled by the Gloucester Main Street Association.

Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors encourages those who are inclined to participate in Halloween activities to do so with caution, and in alignment with VDH and CDC recommendations...

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