The Heartless Bastards In Los Angeles Just Canceled All Trick-or-Treating For 2020

Source - Traditional Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, parties, festivals and haunted houses won’t be permitted throughout Los Angeles this fall due to the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19, health officials announced.

“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 new guidance reads.

Also banned this year is so-called “trunk or treating,” where children get candy and other treats from cars instead of doorsteps, as well as gatherings or parties with non-household members and live entertainment like haunted house attractions, county officials said.

“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,” county health officials said in a statement.

To that end, those who wish to celebrate Halloween amid the pandemic with safer alternatives can host or attend online get-togethers, costume contests or pumpkin carving parties.

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To be honest, I'm not surprised I just feel bad. As a kid Halloween was one of the greatest days of the year. You get to stay out late, run around the neighborhood. If you were cool your mom would give you a pillowcase to fill up instead of a traditional candy bag. Then you'd go home and trade it all away to get the stuff you like. You knew what houses to hit and what ones to avoid. Who gave out king-sized bars and who give out spider rings. It was a blast. A blast that those poor kids in Los Angeles will have to wait a whole other year to experience. Unless, of course, they opt for an 'online get together', which is arguably the saddest thing of all time. Then again...does anyone really care? I mean they're kids- they'll get over it. As long as adults are still able to have parties that's all that matters. You just have to hope the mayor of LA doesn't shut off the power to your house. Better luck next year, kids. 

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Side note- How long until Hocus Pocus comes back on TV? Beginning of October, right? That's how you know Halloween szn has officially begun. Cant wait.