Mayor Lightfoot shares video on safely celebrating Halloween 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic

Chicago's 8 Halloweek guidelines aim to keep trick-or-treaters safe

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, October 26, 2020
Mayor Lightfoot shares video on safely celebrating Halloween 2020
Mayor Lightfoot and First Lady Eshleman wish Chicago residents a happy Halloweek.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago is wishing everyone a happy Halloweek, with Halloween less than a week away.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot shared a video with Chicago's First Lady, Amy Eshleman, and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, showing Chicagoans how to celebrate Halloween safely and responsibly this year.

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The video, posted on Facebook and Twitter, is the mayor's latest efforts to communicate how to keep all Chicagoans safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts come while Chicago faces a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

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Chicago's eight Halloweek guidelines are conveyed in the video. The guidelines are designed to show how Halloween activities can be safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. There is an emphasis on wearing a face covering, maintaining social distance and keeping groups small.

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Residents can also partake in celebrations throughout Halloweek, including "Arts in the Dark Upside-Down Halloween Parade." This event was created in partnership with LUMA8 and sponsored by Blommer Chocolate Company. It will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Washington Park. The reverse parade will allow Chicagoans to drive their cars through a path of various spectacles, performances and floats. Admission is free, but registration is required at

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