First Selectman Jim Marpe today urged parents to consider alternate plans for their children’s trick-or-treating this Halloween since a number of homes are not participating for fear of the coronavirus.
“Those choosing to trick-or-treat this Halloween should be aware that there has been an increasing number of calls to town departments from Westport residents who do not wish to accept trick-or-treaters at their doors this year,” Marpe said.
“Parents and youth who are considering trick-or-treating this year are advised to consider alternate plans for the holiday considering that many homes may not be participating,” he added.
Marpe said The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers traditional trick-or-treating to be “a high-risk activity and should be avoided.”
“Rather, it recommends alternatives for celebrating the holiday with lower risk activities and small events that allow for reduced exposure and ease of contact tracing,” he said. “For the health and safety of the public, please remember that the state has capped the number of attendees at all private indoor gatherings at 25.”
Marpe added that the Compo Beach and the Soundview Parking Lot will be closed to parking at 3 p.m. Saturday, to discourage crowds in the neighborhood. Parking at Compo Beach after 3 p.m. Halloween will only be made available for Compo Marina slip holders.