The Coronavirus pandemic has ruined a large majority of this year, and many were hoping that it would be over by this point. Especially considering some of the year’s most beloved holidays, like Halloween, were on the way. Unfortunately, it seems even Halloween has become a victim to the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s now been announced that both trick-or-treating and Halloween parties have been canceled in Los Angeles County.
The disappointing news was revealed in a public health notice released by the Los Angeles County. As you can see in a Twitter post shared with the notice, the following caption makes the ban on trick-or-treating and other such things being canceled pretty clear:
“No trick-or-treating, no parties, no carnivals and no festivals. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued new guidelines for Halloween”
No trick-or-treating, no parties, no carnivals and no festivals. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued new guidelines for Halloween https://t.co/s0ofnCwsYT
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) September 9, 2020
As for the actual public notice:
“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 government notice released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said.
“The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health would like to share information on how to take part in this holiday in a manner that reduces your risk of developing COVID-19,” the department added. “Since some of the traditional ways in which this holiday is celebrated are not permitted this year consider some safer alternatives that are listed below.”
It’s definitely disappointing to read such news. But hopefully there will still be Halloween celebrations someway, somehow in Los Angeles County, no matter how small. Not to mention in the rest of the country, for that matter. Because no doubt LA won’t be the only location effected, unfortunately.