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Press Release – COVID-19 – October 6, 2020 – Halloween



OCTOBER 6, 2020



After reviewing the CDC Guidelines for Halloween and receiving a recommendation from the Police Chief, Town Manager and Board of Health, in the abundance of caution, the Groton Select Board voted unanimously to prohibit door-to-door Trick-or-Treating this year for Halloween on October 31, 2020.  There has been a recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in Groton over the last 14 days.  The Select Board believes that prohibiting this activity is in the best interest of the health and safety of our residents.  The CDC Guidelines for Halloween can be found on the Town’s website at www.grotonma.gov.

The Town of Groton and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are taking unprecedented steps in order to reduce the rate of spread by working proactively to reduce transmission and promote public health recommendations. We urge all citizens to exercise appropriate measures in order to reduce the risk of infection. Additional information regarding risk and containment can be found on the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/.  Thank you for your immediate attention and cooperation with this. We will continue to update the community as information becomes available. Please keep checking the Town of Groton website and social media outlets for updates as they become available.


Mark W. Haddad

Town Manager


Please take a moment to look over the CDC Guidelines for Halloween this year.

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