Social Distancing Trick Or Treating


Kendra Leroux, Staff Writer

We are officially in the spooky season Covid edition. With everyone staying inside this year, some say it doesn’t even feel like Halloween! Well, that changed on October 14th when Mayor Cameron Smyth said, “If you wish to trick-or-treat or trunk-or-treat in Santa Clarita, while the state is recommending against it, it is allowable within the city of Santa Clarita.” 


According to the Signal Smyth said, “Residents are still expected to follow safety measures, such as physical distancing and wearing face masks and being mindful of others during the holiday.” Overall, the message is to be conscious of others if you are going to trick or treat. California still strongly discourages door to door trick or treating and “large gatherings, festivals, carnivals, haunted house attractions or live entertainment.” 


You may be wondering… what will replace all the gatherings and attractions? Well SCV has an answer! “As a safer alternative to some of these activities, the city announced in September a drive-thru experience at the George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex, which has sold out. Residents will still have a chance to visit a public viewing of scarecrows created by community members at the Sports Complex on Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.”


There are definitely many restrictions and guidelines, but Halloween social distance trick or treating is officially back on!