With Halloween just around the corner, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth announced Oct. 14 that residents can engage in Halloween events such as trick-or-treating. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recently released guidelines for  Halloween activities, which lists activities that are not permitted and not recommended.

Although the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health does not recommend trick-or-treating, “the city and LA County Sheriff are not going to be citing anyone that chooses to trick-or-treat,” Mayor Cameron Smyth said during the city of Santa Clarita government’s Facebook live. “We just ask that you be sensitive to your neighbors and those who still may have concerns.”  

With these recommendations in effect, residents are required to follow all safety precautions such as wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart. Large social gatherings, events and parties are prohibited. 

Screenshot during the City of Santa Clarita’s facebook live announcement

The city of Santa Clarita, with consideration of safety precautions, has created local events such as a drive-thru, a contactless Haunted Highway, and a scarecrow alley event. Located at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, families can enter a contest displaying their homemade scarecrows. 

Other local events such as Beware of The Dark Realm, located at 28621 Sugar Pine Way, follow safety guidelines for residents to enjoy a donation-based festive activity during the pandemic.  

“If you are sick, or you have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and away from others,” stated Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in the recent guideline for Halloween activities.   

From Canyons News: Roberto Marcial, Teresa Mendez, Anthony Nubile, Daniela Perez.

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