Beggar's Night

Beggar's Night in Clive will be Friday, October 30, 2020, from 5:30-8:30.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's essential that  Beggar's Night activities are adapted to align with best public health practices including social distancing, wearing a face-covering (not just a Halloween mask), using a touch-free treat delivery method.  For those who prefer not to visit neighbors' homes this year, check out the many awesome activities being organized by the City of Clive:
http://www.cityofclive.com/parkandrecreation/programs_and_events/special_events/beggars_night_and_associated_events.php


Tips for beggars to enjoy the night safely

  • Accompany your children.
  • If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or is symptomatic, stay home!
  • If you are at high risk of developing serious health complications from COVID-19, do not participate.
  • Wear a face-covering throughout the evening. Halloween masks do not offer appropriate protection from COVID-19.
  • Participate in the evening with just members of your household. This means avoid gathering in groups with others from your neighborhood.
  • Keep at least six feet away from those who don’t live in your home.
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Do not stop at homes that do not follow safety guidelines, such as wearing a face covering, social distancing, and using a contact-free system to distribute treats.
  • Only visit homes where the lights are on and visitors are being welcomed.
  • Do not visit homes where the lights are off, as it may be home to someone who is either more vulnerable to COVID-19 or is not interested in participating.
  • Limit the number of homes you visit and stay in your neighborhood.
  • Never enter a stranger’s home or car.
  • Do not eat treats until you return home and have appropriately sanitized them.
  • Consider alternative ways to celebrate that do not include visiting other homes.

Tips for households to participate in Beggars’ Night safely

  • Turn your lights on if you’d like to participate, and make sure the area where you’re distributing treats is well lit.
  • Maintain social distancing from participants by leaving individual grab bags or paper cups filled with goodies outside your door or in your driveway, or distribute candy using another contact-free system.
  • Do not use a common bowl to dispense treats.
  • Watch for visitors approaching your home so they do not need to touch your door or doorbell to get your attention.
  • Watch and wave at participants and have them tell a joke from a safe distance at your door or from your yard or driveway.
  • Consider putting up signs or marking your walkway or driveway with arrows and spots so visitors know how to approach, wait, and exit while maintaining good social distance.
  • If you are sick or have symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms, do not participate.
  • If you are at high risk of developing serious health complications from COVID-19, do not participate.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and wear a face covering.
  • Visit trusted public health information sources for guidance on celebrating safely:
Please click the link for the full Clive Beggar's Night 2020 Mayor's Proclamation.