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City of Newton - Administration

Posted on: September 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Beggars' Night is October 31, 2020

Beggars’ Night in the City of Newton will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. 

As always, residents may choose to participate by keeping the front door light on at their residence. Likewise, parents should decide if they will allow their children to participate in any Halloween activities in the community.

"I would encourage anyone handing out treats to please wear a mask and disposal gloves," said Mayor Michael L. Hansen. "I would also encourage anyone participating in the door to door activities to wear a mask also. Let’s all have great fun, keeping the safety of everyone a priority."

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Halloween it is important to keep the following in mind: 

  1. Correctly wear a cloth face covering to prevent disease spread when outside your home and around others that are not part of your household 
  2. Avoid confined spaces - Actively stay away from indoor spaces that don’t allow for easy distancing of at least 6 feet between you and others.
  3. Avoid close contact - Stay at least 6 feet away (3 or more adult steps) from all other people who are not part of your own household, especially while talking, eating, drinking, and singing. 
  4. Wash or sanitize your hands often. 
  5. Clean frequently touched items regularly. 
  6. If you are sick, or you 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 Iowa Department of Public Health has released guidance related to Halloween and Beggars' Night. Click here to view IDPH Guidance.

The CDC has also published guidance related to Halloween. Click here to view CDC Guidance

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