North Bay police won't be shelling out for trick or treaters tomorrow.
"Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and the need to continue to social distance the North Bay Police will not be inviting trick or treaters into the police building this year," says spokesman John Shultz. "Police too are hoping that by following the health recommendations we can all see our ghosts and goblins in the community next year."
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has recommended against door-to-door trick-or-treating or congregating with others outside of your household.
North Bay Police Chief TOD states “We have to adjust our actions this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We continue to encourage people to follow the guidelines our health experts have provided for us. People need to be aware that indoor groups in excess of 10 people can face enforcement action meaning fines of $880 dollars per person.”
Under the authority of the Reopening Ontario Act the maximum number of people permitted to attend organized public events and social gatherings is 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. This includes functions such as Halloween parties or gatherings held in private residences, backyards, or recreational areas.