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California Releases New Guidelines For Trick-R-Treating This Year

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Prepare for Halloween in California to look really different this year.

Yesterday, state officials released new guidelines for trick-or-treating and other holiday gatherings.

The guidelines come as trick-or-treaters ready their costumes for Oct. 31, which this year falls on a Saturday, increasing the likelihood of gatherings.

Officials are also strongly discouraging door-to-door trick-or-treating and in-person parties for the upcoming holidays.

“To protect yourself and your community, you should not go trick-or-treating or mix with others outside allowed private gatherings this Halloween season,” the guidance says.

However, California’s Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, says this is not a flat out ban on trick-or-treating, but rather encourage people should think twice before doing so.

The state has offered some alternatives to celebrate the holiday such as hosting an online costume party or pumpkin carving.

What are your plans for Halloween this year?

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