In Los Angeles, officials are trying to ban trick-or-treating.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement, “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.”
So here is what you CAN’T do if you live there: door-to-door trick-or-treating, host or attend any gatherings with non-household members (even outdoor gatherings), go to carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and/or haunted houses.
The activities that are permitted? Online parties and car parades. Doesn’t that sound like a blast?
The reasoning behind the no door-to-door trick-or-treating is that it “doesn’t allow for social distancing.”
Kids trick-or-treating may end up in closer proximity to one another, but don’t forget, they’ll be wearing masks. 😉
During the last six months, we’ve all learned quite a bit about coronavirus, how it is spread, who is susceptible, etc. I don’t think I need the government to tell me whether I should or shouldn’t let me child dress up and walk around the neighborhood. I think I can make that judgment call, thank you very much.
But that’s just me. Maybe a lot of folks believe trick-or-treating should be cancelled this year. I’d love to get your opinion.