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Imperial County discourages trick or treating


CBS 13's Alexandra Rangel looks for safe alternatives for Halloween

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Coronavirus is impacting another holiday tradition. This year, Imperial County and the state of California are strongly Door-to-door discouraging trick or treating.

New guidelines issued by the state say traditional celebrations revolving around Halloween increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The state also recently released guidelines for social gatherings, restricting the number of households that should be together to a minimum of three with a maximum of 16 individuals.

Instead the state offered safe alternatives to celebrating the spooky day.

At-Home Halloween: 

  • Create a haunted house or candy scavenger hunt 
  • Host a scary movie night, with pumpkin carving activities
  • Dress up your home and yard with Halloween decorations 
  • Prepare a Halloween themed meal with your household 

Virtual Halloween: 

  • Host a virtual party, complete with costumes and pumpkin carving 

Car-Based Halloween: 

  • Gather the household for a car-based outing such as a drive-in movie or drive to view Halloween decorations 

Outdoor Halloween: 

  • Enjoy outdoor Halloween-themed installments. 

Día de los Muertos 

  • Altars: Create your altar in a front window or outside so others can enjoy from a safe distance. 
  • Virtual Altar: Create a virtual space to honor lost loved ones and share via email or social media. 
  • Cemetery Visits: If you visit the cemetery, only visit with those you live with, wear masks, and maintain appropriate social distancing. Keep your visit short. 
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Alexandra Rangel

Alexandra Rangel joined KSWT in March 2019 as a multimedia journalist.


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