Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has reminded residents of his city that “trick-or-treating” on Halloween is “not recommended” this year because of the danger of spreading the coronavirus through contact with other people.
This Halloween, we are finding ways to celebrate safely. We miss our traditions, but we must continue to protect our families.
Large gatherings or parties — even outdoors — are not permitted. Trick-or-treating is not recommended. Please celebrate at home or virtually.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) October 15, 2020
As Breitbart News reported last month, Los Angeles County health officials initially tried banning trick-or-treating altogether.
Instead, they issued the following guidelines (original emphasis):
Not Permitted (gatherings and events are not currently allowed under the Health Officer Order)
Halloween gatherings, events or parties with non-household members are not permitted even if they are conducted outdoors. Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house