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Halloween - CDC Recommendations 



Many have asked the Town, what should we do this Halloween? The Town of James Island will not be regulating trick-or-treating activities, but we do recommend following the CDC guidelines to ensure your holiday is safe and fun for all. Please see below for great tips and recommendations:


Steps to Take when Trick or Treating

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween.


Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.


Wear a mask

  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.


Wash your hands

  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

Steps to Take for Other Halloween Activities

Enjoy Halloween activities and take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19.


Remember to always

  • Wear a cloth mask
  • Indoors and outdoors, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently


Decorate and carve pumpkins

  • Decorate your home for Halloween.
  • Carve pumpkins with members of your household or outside with neighbors or friends.
  • Walk from house to house, admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.


Visit an orchard, forest, or corn maze. Attend a scavenger hunt.

  • Go on an outdoor Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.
  • Visit a pumpkin patch or orchard. Remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching frequently touched surfaces, pumpkins, or apples.
  • Go to a one-way, walk-through haunted forest or corn maze.

Other Ideas

  • Hide Halloween treats in and around your house. Hold a Halloween treat hunt with household members.
  • Hold an outdoor costume parade or contest so everyone can show off their costumes.
  • Host an outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors or an indoor movie night with your household members.
Posted by Ashley Monday, October 19, 2020 11:26:00 AM Categories: priority

Meetings for the Week of October 19, 2020 

The following meetings are scheduled for the week of October 19, 2020:

Tuesday, October 20 @ 7:00 p.m. Board of Zoning Appeals on Zoom Platform. Find the meeting packet here

Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:00 p.m. James Island Intergovernmental Council on Zoom. Agenda 

Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00 p.m. James Island Neighborhood Council. In person meeting (at Town Hall) and on Zoom  Agenda

Its time to nominate your Community Hero.

Find the application here

Posted by Frances Monday, October 19, 2020 10:52:00 AM Categories: priority

Community Hero Award Nominations 

Its that time to nominate your Community Hero!  The Community Hero Award allows James Island Pride and the Town of James Island to acknowledge and thank volunteers who have given significant time, talent and energy to our community over the course of at least one year. The Community Hero Award period runs from January 1 through December 31, however, nominations may be submitted anytime throughout the year. Final date for consideration is January 15.

Nominate your hero today!

Community Hero Award Nomination Form 


Posted by Frances Friday, October 16, 2020 11:01:00 AM Categories: priority

Notice of James Island Intergovernmental Council Meeting 

The James Island Intergovernmental Council will meet on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. by virtual platform on Zoom. Please refer to the attached agenda for public information and items of discussion.

The James Island Intergovernmental Council is comprised of elected officials from the State, County, Town of James Island, City of Charleston,  City of Folly Beach, and the James Island Public Service District and promotes connectivity between these entities in addressing key issues facing James Island.

Meeting Agenda 

Posted by Frances Friday, October 16, 2020 10:42:00 AM Categories: priority

Notice of BZA Meeting 

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will meet on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via virtual platform on Zoom. The meeting agenda packet is attached and additional information can be obtained by calling the Town Hall (843) 795-4141.

BZA Meeting Packet  

Posted by Frances Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:58:00 PM Categories: priority
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