Many looked forward to the semblance of normalcy.
Piddington took her children trick-or-treating around 5:30 p.m., and was surprised at the turnout.
Neighbors sat on their driveways to make it easier to be seen by children walking with their parents. Others even decorated their houses.
"Thanks to our amazing neighbors who helped to pull this off," Piddington wrote on social media with an apocalyptic-looking photo of one of her daughters trick-or-treating. "Her and her sister had a great time and got lots of candy."