The City of Rockville will follow recently issued county guidance for this year’s Halloween celebrations.

The guidelines can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/reopening/requirements/halloween.html.

Plan early and identify safe alternatives to keep yourself safe from COVID-19.

Montgomery County health recommendations include finding alternatives to in-person trick or treating. The City of Rockville is offerings some ideas.

The county’s COVID-19 Local Order does not allow for events or activities of more than 50 people. Large Halloween gatherings, even if held outdoors, are not permitted.

Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house attractions are not allowed unless granted a letter of approval.

The county’s recommendations include finding alternatives to in-person trick or treating, such as Halloween movie nights, car parades and online parties or contests.