MORGANTOWN — Trick-or-treat will be held in Morgantown from 6- 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
This after a unanimous 6-0 vote from Morgantown City Council on Tuesday. Councilor Zack Cruze was not in attendance.
The city, as well as individual councilors, have spent the last couple weeks collecting community feedback on whether the Halloween tradition should be held in light of COVID-19.
“On the city pages, the vast majority of comments received have been positive,” Interim City Manager Emily Muzzarelli said.
The city plans to put out a number of recommendations for those looking to participate, including:
- Wear a COVID-19 mask or face shield
- Stay in small groups and stay in your own neighborhood
- Stay outdoors, keep moving and give others space
- Wash your hands and don’t participate if sick
- Space candy our on a table instead of in a bowl
- Keep your porch lights off if you do not wish to participate
In other news, the city received 20,000 disposable masks, 500 medical gowns and 300 pairs of goggles from Xuzhou, Morgantown’s sister city in China.
Working through the Morgantown Sister City Commission, the city identified a number of agencies to receive the PPE items, including Mylan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Board of Education, the Morgantown Community Kitchen and others.
Council also approved a pair of construction bids for work at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.
Miller Environmental INC. will be paid $55,870.50 for removal of underground storage tanks. Royal Glass LLC will be paid $60,130 to install replacement doors with handicap accessibility controls.