October 31, 2020

The City of Imlay City has received several inquiries from residents asking if Halloween will take place this year in light of COVID-19.

  • Halloween is not a city-sanctioned event, but rather a nationally-recognized holiday. Other than announcing the suggested hours (always 6 pm – 8 pm), the City has no further involvement. The City has no legal authority or basis to cancel Halloween or restrict the free movement of residents.
  • All residents who participate, however, should adhere to any public health recommendations from the Lapeer County Health Department. Be safe and operate common sense such as: wear a mask (not just a Halloween mask); social distance if not from the same household; any household with a positive case should not participate; any individuals with symptoms should not participate; and any other guidance given from public health officials.

Be smart, be safe, and have fun!