Children dressed as ghosts, goblins and other characters will receive treats at the White House on Sunday during a Halloween party modified in accordance with coronavirus precautions.
South Lawn gates will open for children of military families, rescuers and others from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., First Lady Melania Trump announced Friday.
Additional precautions have been taken in light of the pandemic.
President Donald Trump and his wife – both recently convalescing from COVID-19 – will greet guests at some point.
Those over two years of age must wear masks and keep social distance. The same will be done by the White House staff and those who deliver the treats will wear gloves.
There will be hand gel along the route and measures to maintain social distance.
NASA will display an inflatable rocket and other space items. Children in costume will be able to greet Smokey the bear, the national parks mascot, from a distance, and request ranger badges at the Department of the Interior harbor.
Photos may be taken in the Education and Labor departments and receive paper airplanes from the Transport department.
The South Portal will be decorated with autumn leaves, chrysanthemums and pumpkins.