Beverly Hills has officially banned trick-or-treating for Halloween 2020, roughly one month after the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which oversees the the city of Beverly Hills, revealed a similar policy before promptly walking it back.
Under the Beverly Hills City Council’s new urgency ordinance, residents will be prohibited from trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, and giving candy to anyone from outside their own household, the city revealed in a statement on Tuesday.
“While I know this is disappointing news, especially to our children, we believe this is the responsible approach to protect the health of the community,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman in a statement.
Residents are also prohibited from spraying each other with shaving cream on the evening of Halloween, unless it’s at a barbershop or inside of their own home, and certain intersections in the city will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
According to the city, people who violate the ordinance “shall be subject