California Dept Of Public Health Says It's Best Not To Trick Or Treat

The California Department of Public Health has gone on record as saying trick-or-treating this year is a bad idea because of COVID. But they did offer some alternative activities that are safe AND fun for everyone, and best enjoyed with people from your own household. Take a look:

Creating a haunted house or candy scavenger hunt in your home

Having a scary movie night and Halloween-themed activities (pumpkin carving, face painting) at home

Participating in online parties/contests (e.g. costume or pumpkin carvings)

Attending car-based outings where people do not leave their car including drive-in events or contests or movies; driving through an area with Halloween displays

Eating a Halloween-themed meal with your household (alone or with up to 2 other households, not including your own, for a meal outside following all other gathering guidelines)

Enjoying a Halloween-themed art installation at an outdoor museum with your household

Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations

Giving treats at home only to those in your household.

Send a curated playlist and/or themed treats (or tricks) to your friends ahead of time.

Designing face masks that reflect your children's Halloween costumes

Prepare a Halloween basket for your children or Halloween hunt in your backyard

Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: