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HALLOWEEN CANCELED? HOA’s Consider Banning Trick-Or-Treating In Boca Raton, Delray Beach

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — COVID-19 may frighten HOA’s into canceling trick-or-treating this year. That’s what we’re hearing from HOA’s in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Several contacted by BocaNewsNow.com say there’s nothing official yet, but there is concern that kids walking around in groups and literally taking candy from strangers is not conducive to preventing COVID-19 spread.

“There are communities where adults turn Halloween into outside drinking events,” said an HOA board member of a large Boca Raton community who wished to remain anonymous. ”That just can’t happen right now. We don’t want to encourage people to make really bad decisions.”

Palm Beach County has not included Halloween activities as part of its “phase 2” reopening plan which started at 12:01 Tuesday morning, September 8th. The plan continues for at least two months and will be adjusted based on positivity rates across the area. It is conceivable that Halloween will be addressed if positivity rates rise.

For now, those speaking with BocaNewsNow.com say their communities are working on alternate Halloween plans that may involve costumes but do not involve physical interaction.

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7 thoughts on “HALLOWEEN CANCELED? HOA’s Consider Banning Trick-Or-Treating In Boca Raton, Delray Beach

  1. Absolutely ridiculous. Kids are not at risk, 94% of the public is not at risk with covid. I’m all for public health but if you’re going to shutdown the world, do it for a real threat like Ebola or something. Not a flu virus that is only directly responsible for 6% of all deaths attributed to it. Only dangerous to already sick people or those of advanced age. This insanity has gone on way too long. It’s time to stop

    1. I have to agree with Harry on this one. If you are that afraid of catching the virus then you have a choice not to participate in the holiday, then shut your light off and don’t give out candy. But for heaven’s sake don’t ruin it for the rest of us and our kids that choose to participate. This is sheer craziness and needs to stop.

  2. This could be the dumbest thing ever.

    First, they almost all are in masks. Lol

    Second, this could be the easiest time to social distance. Afraid to get covid on candy? Should we stop going to grocery stores etc?

    Third, adults are aleady gathering in driveways all over the county.

    Next, beaches open is better? Youth sporta are happening
    Oh, and wait for iy………..schools are open.

    Whoever makes these kinds of suggesyions/decisions should be fired or replaced.

  3. All the activities for kids are open, schools are open, beaches, reastuants are open, bars are open. What is the reason behind all this? Kids need Halloween.