Health officials have announced that traditional Halloween activities won’t be permitted in Los Angeles due to COVID-19. Some of those activities include trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, parties, festivals, live entertainment, carnivals, and haunted house attractions.

Per the health officials website, “Door to door trick or treating is not allowed because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors especially in neighborhoods that are popular with trick or treaters.”

They add, “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 statement does recommend some socially-distanced Halloween activities, though. They include online parties and contests, car parades that comply with public health guidance, drive-through events, drive-in events, Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters, Halloween themed meals at outdoor restaurants, Halloween themed art installations at an outdoor museum, and decorating homes and yards.

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