The coronavirus crisis is claiming another popular tradition in the region for 2020. Most Halloween events are being banned in Ventura County this year due to health safety concerns.
Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin says coronavirus concerns means it’s simply unsafe to hold some of the most popular Halloween event this year. The ban includes Halloween parties outside of families, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, and live entertainment.
Dr. Levin says the events create too many risks of exposure.
Also banned over safety concerns in Ventura County is so-called “trunk-or-treating.” That’s when kids go car to car to collect candy, which some had suggested as a safer alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.