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Health officials cancel trick-or-treating in LA County

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 00:49:44-04

LOS ANGELES — A traditional Halloween with trick-or-treaters going door-to-door for candy will not be allowed in Los Angeles County this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

County health officials have released guidelines for Halloween this year that include restrictions of some of the holiday's most basic traditions.

LA Halloween restrictions:

  • No door-to-door trick-or-treating. Officials say "it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors."
  • No "trunk or treating" either. Children will similarly not be allowed to collect treats going car-to-car as an alternative to door-to-door.
  • No parties. The county says gatherings with non-household members are not allowed, not even outdoors.
  • No carnivals, festivals, live entertainment or haunted houses.

So what is allowed?

  • Online parties and contests for costumes or pumpkin carving, for example.
  • Car parades. For example, with people dressing in costume or decorating their vehicles and driving by socially distanced judges.

You can get additional information as to what is allowed online.