Halloween festivities called off by Los Angeles county health officials

Maria Hernandez

Opinion editor

Los Angeles County health officials are setting strict restrictions for Halloween this year, due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. New health restrictions are being enforced to maintain social distancing rules and to prevent big gatherings, to slow the spread of covid-19. 

As of now, the following restrictions are being set: 

No door-to door- trick or treating

No trunk or treating

No parties 

No carnivals, festivals, or haunted houses 

Many Angelenos are not happy about the strict restrictions this year. “I was really hoping to celebrate halloween with my friends, since I haven’t seen them since March. With these new restrictions I don’t think we will be able to make any plans.” said Samanta Hernandez, SAS, freshman. 

Even though there are many restrictions that make it difficult to participate in basic Halloween traditions, there are other options to celebrate Halloween. Drive in theaters, online contests, and car parades will remain open to the public.

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