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Los Angeles County Issues Guidance Discouraging Trick Or Treating This Halloween

As fall approaches and the pandemic continues, health officials in California's most populous county are prohibiting many of the usual Halloween gatherings and recommending against trick or treating.
A store in Alhambra, California is stocked with Halloween decorations in September. Los Angeles County has issued health guidance discouraging people from trick or treating this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Frederic J. Brown

Face coverings instead of costume masks. Virtual pumpkin-carving parties. No trick or treating. As fall approaches, health officials in California's most populous county are asking residents to plan for an unusual Halloween.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday released guidance to help families plan for a pandemic-safe Halloween, discouraging traditional festivities and recommending socially distant alternatives.

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