Trick-Or-Treating Officially Banned In L.A. County Due To Concerns About Controlling The Spread Of COVID-19 - The Shade Room

Trick-Or-Treating Officially Banned In L.A. County Due To Concerns About Controlling The Spread Of COVID-19

#Roommates, it was always pretty much guaranteed that Halloween 2020 would be cancelled—and now it looks like L.A. County is taking the first step with trick-or-treating. It was recently confirmed that L.A. County has officially banned trick-or-treating this year due to the ongoing concerns about spreading COVID-19.

@CNN reports, you may want to break the news to your kids early if you live in L.A. County, since trick-or-treating is now banned “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,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a recent press release.

The guidance also does not allow “trunk or treating,” which are Halloween events from vehicles, or gatherings and parties with non-household members—even when held outside. However, that’s not all, as carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house attractions are also prohibited from taking place this year.

To compensate for the elimination of trick-or-treating, the L.A. County Public Health Department suggests that residents could possibly organize online parties and car parades, in which participants remain in their vehicles.

The news is puzzling to some residents considering the recent COVID-19 updates being optimistic. Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a bit of “good news,” saying that the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the city had dropped to its lowest level since early April.

As of September 8th, L.A. County had reported 249,241 positive cases and 6,036 deaths.

 

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