Here's a handy trick to help safely hand out treats this Halloween. The coronavirus pandemic will likely spoil a lot of Halloween traditions this year. But for people who still want to try to make trick-or-treating work during the pandemic, the YouTube channel Wicked Makers has an idea. They put up a video showing how to make a DIY candy slide prop to pass out candy from a safe distance. A person handing out candy can stand at the tall end and slide the treats down to eager trick-or-treaters waiting with their pumpkin buckets or pillowcases at the other end.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he will not ban trick-or-treating on Halloween. "I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door," Cuomo told 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."
The coronavirus pandemic rages on and it could care less about our favorite holidays. So, yeah, Halloween will be a bit more complicated this year. We've already outlined ways you can attempt to celebrate Halloween safely, but what about trick-or-treating? Traditional, door-to-door trick-or-treating is probably a bad idea. But if you feel like you must take kids trick-or-treating, you should at least make sure everyone is masked up and distanced.
In Beverly Hills, the answer this year is "no" after city officials opted to nix the Halloween tradition in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns. The City Council's decision Tuesday prohibits both house-to-house trick-or-treating and car-based "trunk or treating" on Oct. 31. More broadly, residents will be barred from giving out candy or other holiday treats to anyone outside their immediate household. Scofflaws could be cited if they violate the restrictions, according to the city. "While I know this is disappointing news, especially to our children, we believe this is the responsible approach to protect the health of the community," Mayor Lester Friedman said in a statement.
When it comes to Halloween, parents and kids have different goals. Parents just want to keep their children safe, while the kids are focused on getting the most candy. For both, the secret is the same: timing. Kids all over America are putting the final touches on their costumes for Halloween Monday and if you are planning to go out in search of candy or will be chaperoning children, you may be wondering what time trick-or-treating actually begins. Well, that answer varies based on the age of the children participating and where you live.