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Mayor Barrett says city is working on trick-or-treating plan amid pandemic

Trick-or-treating safety tips
Posted at 3:02 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 16:02:36-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he does "not take trick or treating lightly" over concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Barrett told reporters on Wednesday that "because among that very, very important 5 to 12 year old demographic - it is one of the most important holidays of the year."

Barrett said his office with working with the health commissioner to find out the best course of action for trick or treating.

"But again, I know how important trick or treating is. We just want people to be safe, and so we are trying to figure out a plan right now," according to Barrett.

While Milwaukee hasn't released a concrete plan, Los Angeles has. The nation's second largest county announced Wednesday that the holiday tradition won’t be permitted, because it would be too difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors, especially in popular neighborhoods.

L.A. officials say “trunk or treating” events, where children go from car to car for treats, are also not going to be allowed. Neither are gatherings with non-household members, even if they’re conducted outdoors.

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