Yes, Virginia, there will be Trick or Treat night in Chagrin Falls this year, Oct. 31 between 6 and 8 p.m., but with some changes.

In light of COVID-19, “we encourage families to approach Halloween safely and with proper precautions,” Mayor William Tomko said.

This year Halloween is being celebrated in coordination with South Russell, Bentleyville and Moreland Hills and the support of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District Superintendent Robert Hunt.

“We encourage families to approach Halloween safely and with proper precautions,” Mayor Tomko said.

Families are advised to celebrate the fall classic but with the following safeguards in mind:

• Stay within your immediate neighborhood.

• Those participating should wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

• Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

• Halloween is voluntary. Those residents who are handing out treats are asked to turn on their porch lights.

“Even in the face of COVID-19, school along with sports and activities remain essential hallmarks of childhood and allow our kids to retain some sense of normalcy,” Mayor Tomko said.

“We ask our communities to celebrate Halloween in a manner which will allow our schools to stay open and sports and other activities to continue.”

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