Los Angeles Has Just Banned Halloween Festivities Including Trick-Or-Treating

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My heart hurts. Seriously, I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this…

Los Angeles Has Just Banned Halloween Festivities Including Trick-Or-Treating this year and my heart aches for all the kids.

I am in love with Fall and the entire season around Halloween and I’ve had a really hard time coping with the idea that this year, just wouldn’t be the same.

Trust me, I get it. It’s safer to not go door to door but I remained hopeful until the end but now with this news, it just reminds me that Halloween just won’t be the same this year.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health made the announcement today that traditional Halloween activities will not be permitted this year.

The first activity to be cut is trick-or-treating. Sigh!

“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,” the guidelines read. In addition to traditional trick-or-treating, “trunk-or-treating” events, in which children go car to car for treats, have also been banned.

In addition, haunted house attractions, carnivals, and festivals will not be allowed. In fact, all parties and gatherings that include non-household members are banned, even if conducted outside.

So, what is allowed?

According to the guidelines; online parties, car parades, Halloween drive-in events, Halloween drive-in movies and dressing up homes and yards is still okay.

Basically, if it doesn’t include a crowd and you can safely socially distance, it is okay.

This is for Los Angeles currently but who knows if things will change to be statewide.

Bottom line is, we just have to do what we can to make this year as amazing as possible for the kids’ sake.

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