Lafayette Halloween Dress Up Drive!
Take the Pandemic Pass on Traditional Trick-Or-Treating and Participate in the Lafayette Dress Up Drive!
In place of trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic, participate in this community-wide, socially distant Halloween celebration!
Halloween’s going to be a little different this year (like just about everything else). And Lafayette Recreation has been busy planning for all the ghosts and goblins that will appear on October 31. In place of trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is invited to participate in Lafayette’s Dress Up & Drive socially distant Halloween celebration.
The idea is simple: put on your costumes, dress up your house or business, and dress up your car with all kinds of Halloween decorations – the more outrageous, the better. Then hit the road and cruise Lafayette’s spooky streets – or just stay home and watch the car-parade of ghouls from your front window. It is bound to be a haunting blast, whether you enjoy from the comfort of your haunted house or drive around town in your wicked wagon. To prepare, residents are encouraged to get their over-the-top “Spooktacular” decorations up right now to make sure you are ready for the official town tour the evening of October 31.
Make sure to register your house or business by October 23 so that it can be featured on the City’s official online Halloween Dress Up & Drive map. You can do so right here: http://bit.ly/DressUpDriveRegister. The map will be posted the week of October 26, and you can find it and all the spooky details at https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/quick-links/parks-recreation/halloween. Please remember that Lafayette’s Dress Up & Drive is a COVID-19 friendly, bring your own candy event. So please do not pass out candy, remain in your car, home, or yard, and please always maintain social distancing. And, as with every Halloween, obey all traffic laws and be aware of your surroundings. But, above all, have a blast!
Register your house/business as a stop to be seen at by clicking HERE.
Contra Costa Health Services Recommends Planning Ahead for a Safe Halloween
Posted Sept. 16, 2020, Contra Costa Health Services | cchealth.org
With a spooky season approaching and COVID-19 still circulating, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) advises county residents to show their Halloween spirit this year by doubling down on dress-up and decoration and reducing their risk by avoiding trick-or-treating, haunted houses or big holiday gatherings.
COVID-19 can easily pass from person to person through close contact, and it’s difficult to maintain a safe distance on porches and doorsteps, especially in neighborhoods where trick or treating is popular.
Holiday parties involving close contact with people outside the household are also risky spots for catching COVID-19, especially if they involve adult beverages. Even if they begin the evening with masks (costume or otherwise), people tend to relax their physical distancing and remove face coverings when they come together.
When planning for Halloween this year, Contra Costa residents can play it safe from COVID-19 by emphasizing the parts of the holiday that do not involve getting too close to other people.
Dressing up in costume can still be fun even if you choose not to go out. A remote costume party by Zoom or Skype can also provide an opportunity to share with friends or family.
Decorating the yard or front of the house helps stage the whole neighborhood for drive-through parades and COVID-safe visits from neighbors and families looking for the familiar sights and feel of the holiday.
CCHS also encourages county residents to check with their community recreation departments about organized, safe Halloween activities. Health Services is already in touch with some local cities about how to best plan low-risk community activities.
Visit cchealth.org/coronavirus for more information about the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for health tips to reduce the risk to you and your family.