Back in April, one had been thinking in many people’s minds was whether the coronavirus pandemic would fade in time to celebrate Easter with loved ones. Oh, how innocent we were.
Now with October approaching and the number of coronavirus cases continuing to rise, the latest holiday celebration in question is Halloween – will people still be able to celebrate, or will they face legal consequences for doing so?
Trick-or-try again next year
Recently announced Los Angeles County Ban on trick-or-treatingThey were soon forced to backtrack amid widespread criticism. However, the authorities there have warned people to refrain from celebrating in any way that might bring them into close contact with others. While case rates in Los Angeles County have slowed recently, other parts of the Los Angeles area are still seeing big case numbers.
However, Los Angeles residents should know that there are no plans to drop legal consequences for tricksters or healers – which means Little Jimmy won’t have a pair of real handcuffs to match the cop uniform. If you live elsewhere, be sure to review local regulations and guidelines for Halloween and other activities, and follow up accordingly.
Socially Spaced Halloween
Trick-or-treat without masks can become a nationwide super event, which means it probably isn’t recommended at the moment – but as long as family members stick to each other and wear masks, the trick or treatment may be done fairly safely. Just remember to keep your hands clean and take precautions to protect those around you. By “mask,” we mean a face mask that’s approved by the CDC, not a spiderman or hockey mask.
If you’re looking to try trick-or-treating, medical professionals say manual sterilization stations are near candy bowls It may help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, when you are considering whether or not to cheat, you should check the local case rate and determine the best course of action.
A home Halloween party isn’t the answer, either. Hand sanitizer may smell like alcohol, but the two are not interchangeable to keep COVID-19 free. Experts have warned against this Home gatherings can actually be more dangerous than trick-or-treating with masks.
As you make plans for Halloween this year, keep safety in mind. There is no haunted house more terrifying than a global pandemic!