It seemed inevitable. And Los Angeles County was the first to do it. The county has banned trick-or-treating, haunted houses and parties for Halloween this year.
Having car parades or online parties is being suggested for this year. Would you do any of this? I'm just trying to envision having a party over Zoom, which I'ms till not sure about using after trying twice for my writers group. Is anyone going to see your costume while you are driving in your car? Are you supposed to decorate your car?
I'm guessing the rest of the counties in California will follow L.A. County's decision. Although San Benito County is rather small and very little happens in the way of events. The San Benito County Fair takes place in late September/early October and like many other county fairs across the country, it has been cancelled for the first time since World War II. The Northern California Renaissance Faire is another annual fall event in San Benito County and it too has been cancelled this year. The Ren Faire runs for all for September and October. Bars in San Benito County often hold Halloween parties. No doubt they will be cancelled. Last year, I went to a Halloween party at the home of my writers group leader. This will probably also be banned as it is has been for Los Angeles County.
I have to admit that we don't get a lot of trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood. So there won't be much to miss if San Benito County makes the same ban. But it's still hard to imagine what Halloween will be like this year.