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Lakewood offers COVID-safe ways to celebrate Halloween

The L.A. County Department of Public Health has issued guidance for the COVID-safe celebration of Halloween in cities within its jurisdiction, which includes Lakewood.

Door-to-door trick or treating (as well as “trunk or treating”) is not recommended, as it can be difficult to maintain social distancing and ensure that everyone is appropriately masked and it risks the spread of COVID.

Here are some ideas for recommended ways to celebrate:

  • Car parades that include drive-by contests where individuals dress up or decorate their vehicles and drive by judges that are physically distanced.
  • Drive-through events where individuals remain in their vehicles and drive through an area with Halloween displays.
  • Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters.
  • Online parties or contests, such as costume or pumpkin-carving competitions.

To help children celebrate Halloween safely, the City of Lakewood has worked in partnership with community organizations to offer some fun ways to celebrate on the scariest night of the year! Learn more at www.lakewoodcity.org/HalloweenFun.

Read the full Public Health Department guidance for celebrating Halloween safely.

As a general rule, outdoor crowds and indoor gatherings of people from different households are not permitted in order to prevent COVID-spreading events. The county Public Health Department recently issued guidance allowing up to three households to gather if they follow certain safety protocols.

Keep these good COVID safety habits in mind.

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.