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Halloween recommendation from CDPH, highly recommend to not go trick-or-treating

Do not go trick-or-treating this year, that's the strong recommendation released Tuesday by the California Department of Public Health.

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 12:14 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Do not go trick-or-treating this year, that's the strong recommendation released Tuesday by the California Department of Public Health.

"To protect yourself and your community, you should not go trick-or-treating or mix with others except for allowed private gatherings this Halloween season," said health officials in a statement.

In a letter to all Californians, the state-issued recommended Halloween guidelines stating, "Some of the traditional holiday activities promote congregating and mixing of households."

For this reason, the CDPH, recommends that you choose a safer alternative way to celebrate Halloween, and strongly discourages trick-or-treating.

RELATED: State unveils new guidelines for small gatherings.

"I would love to go trick-or-treating but if it's not safe," said Carlos Quintero who already had his mind made up about this holiday.

"Why should we do it. We're just going to play it safe and stay at home and probably just like do cosplay or something just to stay in the spirit of Halloween."

"I don't want to risk trying to get corona," said James Bolden, who is at risk because he has asthma.

Others are not taking the full recommendation.

"I am taking my daughter trick-or-treating," said the mother who wanted to be known as Sara.

But she will continue the Halloween tradition, just slightly limited because of the pandemic.

"There is a little bit of a scare but you know I mean she's young so she won't be out for that long," Sara said. "She's probably only gonna do a couple of houses."

However, there are some that will still keep their door open come Halloween night.

"If I have candy I'm gonna hand it out," said David Ellsworth, who is sticking with tradition this Halloween. "I think it's a little ridiculous they don't want people to go trick-or-treating."

For a complete list of other recommended alternatives and the guidelines issued by the state, CLICK HERE.

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