Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.

Coronavirus regulations continue to take the fun out of being a kid, as trick-or-treating looks like it’s on the list of things to be banned this year.

The Los Angeles County Health Department says:

“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…”

And forget about some of the alternatives to going door-to-door:

‘Trunk-or-treating’ events where children go from car to car instead of door to door to receive treats are also not allowed.”

That goes for parties, too:

Gatherings or parties with non-household members are not permitted, even if held outdoors, and neither are carnivals, festivals, live entertainment or haunted house attractions.

Health officials suggest options that are a bit more….distant:

They can participate in online parties and contests, such as costume or pumpkin carving; car parades that comply with public health guidance for vehicle-based parades; Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters; Halloween-themed meals at outdoor restaurants; Halloween-themed art installations at an outdoor museum; and decorating homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations.

We can only imagine the rules that will be issued for the Christmas season.

Image Credit: John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA / CC BY (