Cuomo says he won’t ban trick-or-treating amid pandemic

Updated: September 15, 2020 05:45 PM
Created: September 15, 2020 01:33 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Many New Yorkers have been asking if trick-or-treating will be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he will not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door.


"I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door. I don't think that's appropriate," Cuomo said in an interview with News 12 Long Island. "You have neighbors - if you want to go knock on your neighbor's door, God bless you, and I'm not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I'm not gonna tell you you can't take your child to the neighborhood. I'm not going to do that.  I'll give you my advice and guidance, and then you will make a decision what you do that night."

Last week, health officials in Los Angeles County, California, had banned trick-or-treating activities, along with Halloween parties, carnivals and haunted houses, but then they reversed course.

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