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Posted on: October 7, 2020

You Can Be Safe and Spooktacular While Celebrating Halloween

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk encourages individuals to follow the Norfolk Health Department guidelines for safe and healthy Halloween activities. Health experts put activities into low, medium, and high-risk categories. Visit and click on the Halloween 2020 City Spotlight for Halloween health guidelines and recommendations.

“I am grateful for the guidance from the health experts which will help Norfolk residents make informed decisions. I am counting on everyone to keep our COVID-19 positivity rate low and follow the health guidelines if they choose to participate in Halloween activities,” said Dr. Chip Filer, Norfolk City Manager.

Norfolk is pleased to host several safe substitutes to traditional activities so you can still have a scary good time! Zoo Boo, the annual Virginia Zoo event, will take place on October 24th and 25th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will follow the approved health and safety guidelines already in place. Admission is limited and advanced ticketing is required.  

Norfolk Police, Norfolk Public Library and Recreation, Parks and Open Space will host a drive-thru Trunk or Treat, October 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Taylor High School, 1384 Kempsville Road. Put on your favorite costume (zombies are welcome, your choice!) and decorate your vehicle. Everyone must remain in a vehicle. Walk-ups are not permitted. Registration is required per vehicle. Register today!

If you are looking for at-home Halloween activities, be sure to check out SevenVenues’ Halloween Activity Booklet. The booklet features legendary ghost stories, theatre-themed DIY Halloween costumes, yummy recipes, spooky games and more. 

OpenNorfolk will provide a spooky good time with outdoor events at the Neighborhood Spots in Five Points

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