State Health Officials Strongly Discourage Trick-or-Treating This Halloween


Parents In DC-Area Feel Safe To Let Kids Trick Or Treat

Parents In DC-Area Feel Safe To Let Kids Trick Or Treat

Halloween is going to look different this year.

The state's Health and Human Services secretary announced today that trick-or-treating for Halloween is being “strongly discouraged'' across California due to COVID-19.

California's Halloween-related health guidance mirrors L.A. County's recommendations issued last month. The recommendations include a ban on parties or large gatherings. The county initially barred trick-or-treating, but quickly backed down, listing such activity as “not recommended.''

Families are urged to celebrate Halloween at home, while gathering “virtually'' with friends or extended family.

Trick-or-treating is a cherished part of Halloween, but such activity could easily spread the virus. Join the conversation below and tell us what you think!

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