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We all knew Halloween was going to look a lot different this year thanks to the coronavirus, and for kids in Los Angeles that means no trick-or-treating.

Health officials in the city have officially banned trick-or-treating due to the outbreak, and that includes both door-to-door and “trunk or treating” where kids get treats from cars instead of doorsteps. Also banned are gatherings or parties with no-household members, and haunted house and other live attractions.

“Since some of the traditional ways in which this holiday is celebrated does not allow you to minimize contact with non-household members, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives,” county health officials said in a statement.

But just because there’s no trick-or-treating, doesn’t mean Halloween is canceled altogether. Suggestions for alternative Halloween celebrations include:

  • Online get-togethers, costume contests or pumpkin carving parties.
  • Drive-by costume contests with judges.
  • Decorating homes or yards.
  • Drive-by events with treat bags, with candy that is commercially packaged.
  • Halloween movie nights at drive-in theaters.
  • Themed meals at outdoor restaurants adhering to health protocols.