As long as nothing changes over the next few weeks when it comes to the coronavirus,  trick or treating will be happening in the city of Flint.

The city of Flint has announced official trick-or-treating hours along with some other Halloween ideas in case you're not comfortable sending your child from house to house during a health crisis.

According to ABC 12, Mayor Sheldon Neeley said trick-or-treating will be allowed from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 anywhere in the city.

If your child is planning on hitting the streets to do some trick-or-treating or if you plan on handing out candy, Mayor Neeley suggests that you follow the coronavirus guidelines.

CDC guidelines:

  • Use tape to mark lines six feet apart leading to the door where candy is being passed out.
  • Put a table between people giving out and receiving candy -- and disinfect the table often.
  • Consider passing out candy in an open space rather than bringing people to the door.
  • Wear a mask. Costume masks are not to be substituted for cloth masks. Also, don't wear a Halloween mask over your cloth mask because it can be dangerous and hard to breathe.

Your safest bet would be to not go trick-or-treating at all but what's the fun in that?

Actually, Flint is offering some other ideas for those not wanting to risk traditional trick-or-treating. These are some safer neighborhood trick-or-treating events scheduled on Halloween

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St.
  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Latinx Technology and Community Center, 2101 Lewis St.
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway.
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Flint Development Center, 4121 Martin Luther King Ave.
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