One of the things I miss was trick or treaters in North Adams. Halloween in North Adams is on But there are some things you need to know before you go out with your trick or treaters. Halloween Trick or Treat City hours for the City of North Adams will be held Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

In preparing for Halloween the City has put out the following list of recommendations and guidance.

Strongly encourages everyone to keep wearing their masks and face coverings; a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering.

Avoid confined spaces and large gatherings, and maintain social distancing.

Wash or sanitize your hands often.

Parents, please supervise your children using hand sanitizer.

Wash your hands when you get home with soap and water before you eat any treats.

Clean frequently touched items regularly.

Stay close to home – participants should remain in a walkable neighborhood as much as possible.Only visit participating houses - traditionally people leave on a light or decorate to signal they are participating.

Trick or treaters should respect those who choose not to participate.

For houses participating and handing out candy, do not allow trick or treaters to grab treats from the bowl or bag, you should be handing out treats and putting them into Halloween bags or buckets.

If possible, have individually and prepackaged treats to give out to kids.

If possible, hand out and give treats outdoors and not by your door; this will help reduce gatherings in confined spaces – doorways, porches, steps, etc., and if you are sick, or have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 stay home, and away from others.

The city also encourages groups and organizations to hold COVID safe Halloween events like drive-by, drive-through, drive-in, and car parade activities.

North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard said.

“Although our vaccination rates continue to steadily improve, we still have a long way to go, especially with vaccinating our younger population and keeping them safe,“If we all do our part, remain vigilant, and continue to follow basic public health guidance I know we all can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.”

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