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A Pandemic Halloween
Costumes? Trick-or-treating? How to celebrate safely
Will COVID-19 make Halloween extra scary this year? Here’s a rundown of current official guidance in Southern California.
Trick or Treat?
If you have kids, you may need to find ways to celebrate Halloween that don’t include trick-or-treating. As of this writing, no local counties are expressly prohibiting trick-or-treating (L.A. County announced and then hastily withdrew a ban in early September), but many local officials and the CDC advise against it.
The official San Bernardino County guidance urges “extreme caution,” but offers suggestions for minimizing the risks, including recommending that people who want to give candy use tongs to handle prewrapped treats and create a “candy slide” to distribute candy without touching it.