Halloween in the Village During the COVID Pandemic
GOLF MANOR (9/21/2020) – Since the beginning of the COVID – 19 pandemic back in March, the Village of Golf Manor has remained vigilant in maintaining our high levels of service for our residents and businesses while making every effort to protect the health and safety of our residents, visitors, business employees, Village employees and our first responders.
The Halloween holiday is coming up and we recognize that this is an important time for families and children to come together and connect with others in their neighborhood, as well as have some spooky fun in the dark.
In the spirit of how we have successfully managed COVID the past 8 months, the Village will neither endorse or encourage Halloween activities on October 31. Our philosophy throughout has been to remain compliant and carry out the recommendations coming from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine. In these considerations we have made every effort to create an environment where we do not encourage people to congregate for anything other than the most essential business of the Village while our Administration continues day-to-day operations.
While the Village is not encouraging trick-or-treat as we would have in the past, we will not prohibit individuals from celebrating Halloween in whatever way they are accustomed. We will still require, per State mandate, that face masks be worn and social distancing of a minimum of 6 – ft. be observed at all times per Ohio Department of Health rules. Our Police Department will be out the night of October 31st ensuring appropriate coverage of the Village for those who choose to be out.
We have included the news release from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) should you need additional guidance. If you have questions, please submit them at firstname.lastname@example.org.