North Adams Sets Trick Or Treat Guidelines
Trick-or-treat is a go as the city has set guidelines for Halloween this year.
iBerkshires.Com reported Thursday morning the city announced that trick-or-treat hours will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Mayor Thomas Bernard stated "Over the past six months, we have canceled, postponed, scaled back, or reimagined the majority of community events in North Adams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these decisions made in the interest of public health and safety has been necessary, and I know that many of these changes also been disappointing and difficult for our residents and visitors," Mayor Thomas Bernard said in a press release. "I didn't want to add Halloween to the list of cancellations, especially since our case counts right now show that North Adams residents have done such an amazing job of slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Bernard said the city has reviewed guidance from the U.S. Centers of Disease Controls and the state Department of Public Health and has come up with a list of recommendations dubbed "GHOST Protocol – recommendations for a fun and safe Halloween."