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Los Angeles cancels Halloween due to COVID19 fears

 No trick or treating in October 2020

By Patti Pietschmann

Chalk it up to yet another canceled event. Children all over Los Angeles will be saddened by the news that there will be no trick or treating this Halloween.

The Los Angeles Times reports that house to house participation, parades and other events celebrating Halloween are taboo this year. This type of behavior is just too close for coronavirus comfot.

“Since some of the traditional ways in which this holiday is celebrated does not allow you to minimize contact with non-household members, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives,” the Department of Public Health said in a statement.

The Downtown LA Halloween event pictured above is also a no go.

No tricks or treats

Trick-or-treating won’t be allowed “because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors,” health officials said.

Trunk or treating is also out of the question under this new health order However Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters that meet health and safety standards are okay but not events such as Knott’s Scary Farm and the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland--which are already been canceled. 

How you can celebrate Halloween

You can still go to meals at outdoor restaurants, and do holiday-themed art installations at outdoor museums. And of course decorate  homes and yards with decorations — provided they comply with countywide COVID-19 protocols.

As of Wednesday Sept. 8, COVID-19  took more than 13,800 lives in California, with over 744,000 confirmed cases.

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