Los Angeles – The Los Angeles board of health has banned some holiday fun this season for social distancing orders and the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to public health orders Trick or treat, Trunk or Treat, Gatherings and Halloween parties are not permitted. Along with that Carnivals, festivals and Haunted Houses are not allowed.
“As fall approaches families start to plan for the upcoming holiday season beginning with Halloween. 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 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. 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.”
The order states:
- 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
• “Trunk or treating” events where children go from car to car instead of door to door to receive treats
are also not allowed.
• Gatherings or Parties with non-household members are not permitted even if they are conducted
• Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house attractions are not allowed.
• Online parties/contests (e.g. costume or pumpkin carving)
• Car parades that comply with public health guidance for vehicle based parades including:
a. Drive by events or contests where individuals dress up or decorate their vehicles and drive by
“judges” that are appropriately physically distanced.
b. Drive through events where individuals remain in their vehichles and drive through an area
with Halloween displays.
c. Drive in events where individuals can receive a treat bag (limited to commercially packaged
non-perishable treats) or take away item from an organizer while the participants remain in
• Halloween movie nights at drive in theaters (must comply with the public health drive in movie
• Halloween themed meals at outdoor restaurants (must comply with the restaurant protocol).
• Halloween themed art installations at an outdoor museum (must comply with the public health
• Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween themed decorations
Gov. Mike Dewine has yet to talk about and social distancing rules around Halloween, we did reach out to Pickaway County Health that told us that they had not talked about it yet.