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Halloween canceled? Trick-or-treating banned in Los Angeles due to risk

No ‘trunk or treating’ allowed either

It should come as little surprise that retailers slash prices on Halloween costumes as soon as Halloween is over.
It should come as little surprise that retailers slash prices on Halloween costumes as soon as Halloween is over. (iStockphoto.com/(sjlocke))

Trick-or-treating won’t be allowed in Los Angeles this Halloween.

Officials banned it this year due to the risk of coronavirus.

The L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a news release that it would be very difficult to maintain social distancing on porches and at front doors.

The guidance also bans so-called “trunk or treating” events from cars and gatherings or parties with non-household members.

Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house attractions are also prohibited.

Events in which people remain in their vehicles will be allowed.