COVID-19 May Curtail Halloween in Beverly Hills
Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:31 pm
By Ana Figueroa
Trick-or-treating is the latest victim of the novel coronavirus, at least in Los Angeles County. Citing the virus, the county Department of Public Health (Public Health) is recommending against the traditional All Hallows Eve activity. In its Sept. 8-promulgated “Guidance for Celebrating Halloween,” Public Health indicates: “Since some of the traditional ways in which this holiday is celebrated (do) not allow you to minimize contact with non-household members, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives.”
The document goes on to state that “door to door trick or treating is not recommended because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors, ensure that everyone answering or coming to the door is appropriately masked to prevent disease spread, and because sharing food is risky.
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