Guidance for a safe and happy Halloween

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Halloween activities often involve mingling with neighbors, sharing treats, and visiting pumpkin patches. County health experts urge residents and businesses to exercise an abundance of caution while engaging in Halloween activities, and encourage residents to opt for safer alternatives. Other holidays have led to spikes in sickness and death, as well as increased restrictions by the State.

The County has developed guidance for residents who plan to celebrate Halloween, which outlines how activities like trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating can be enjoyed safely. It also provides safer alternatives to those activities.

The County has also developed guidance for operators of pumpkin patches. Outdoor sales of pumpkins are allowed, and food, beverages, games, mazes, and other activities can be offered under certain conditions. Pumpkin patch operators should contact the County with questions before they open.

The State currently does not allow amusement park rides of any kind or other high-touch/close contact attractions such as: haunted houses, animal rides, petting zoos, slides, bounce houses, and ball pits.

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