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Science Zone to host Trick-or-Treat Trail at Events Center

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo — The Science Zone and Spectra Venue Management are hosting the 2020 Trick-or-Treat Trail at the Casper Events Center on Halloween, which falls on Saturday, October 31st.

The event is 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The first hour is reserved for guests with special needs, said The Science Zone in a release. Admission to the event is free,

The Centers for Disease Control has said that traditional house to house trick-or-treating is a higher risk activity during the coronavirus pandemic, than one-way trick-or-treating.

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The Trick-or-Treat Trail features twenty-eight decorated vendor booths. The Science Zone provides two tons of candy and each vendor delivers it to trick-or-treaters using COVID-appropriate methods, the release said.

A pumpkin-launching trebuchet, designed and built by The Idea Lab afterschool program for middle and high school students at The Science Zone, will “chunk pumpkins.”

“In cooperation with Casper-Natrona County Health Department, event organizers have instituted a series of safety protocols for a safe and responsible event, including:

  • Screening:
    • All employees, vendors, show personnel, and volunteers are temperature and symptom screened upon entrance. All employees, vendors and sub-contractors will wear masks. Gloves will be worn in any hand to hand action and upon any additional requirements to do so;
  • Air Handling:
    • The Casper Events Center’s HVAC system has the ability to cycle air 6 times an hour, completely removing current airflow and replacing with fresh air;
  • One Way Traffic:
    • Entrances, aisle ways, concourses, and restrooms will all follow directional arrows with one-way traffic;
  • Masks are highly encouraged to be worn by all attendees;
  • Spacing:
    • Vendor Booths will have minimum of 6 feet in between booth spaces;
  • Limited Admission:
    • Attendance will be monitored to assure we do not surpass current capacity guidelines;
  • Sanitization:
    • Increased sanitization of high-contact areas including bathrooms, concourses, concession stands, elevators, and entrances;
    • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the venue to promote hand hygiene;

The CDC also said: “If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised.”

More information at http://www.thesciencezone.org/ and SpectraExperiences.com.