California cancels Halloween and Christmas

California cancels Halloween and Christmas

Emmy Johnson, Online Editor

With the holiday season approaching, the state of California has put restrictions on Thanksgiving and Christmas in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19. 

California previously prevented trick or treaters from walking about collecting candy from houses on Halloween, only allowing three households per block to go out. Before that, parties weren’t allowed to hopefully prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yet Los Angeles residents threw outrageous parties with celebrities like Doja Cat, Kylie Jenner, Tana Mongeau, and many more; all without masks.

According to Refinery29, “L.A. County’s department of public health is also recommending that residents refrain from trick-or-treating and “trunk-or-treating” since it’s difficult to properly socially distance while participating in those activities.”

Along with Halloween, California canceled the remainder of the holiday season. Although buying gifts for family and Thanksgiving dinner is still permitted, state officials recommend staying inside and not going out.

California has 957,000 COVID-19 cases and the state is working to keep numbers down and to make sure that happens they are canceling events- in this case, holidays are included.

“We just can’t celebrate the way we used to, it would be too dangerous, we are taking in the factor of what’s best for the community and ways to prevent COVID-19 spread,”  Los Angeles Public Health Director Barbare Yerrer said.

Despite the cancelations, California counties hope to have a happy holiday season, no matter the restrictions.