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According to Dr. Fauci, Halloween is back on in LA. Does that mean it's safe?

Eugene Adams

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Los Angeles children have missed a lot during Covid.

They have missed a lot of time at school.

The 2020 holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Year) was not the same for many people.

Most kids didn’t get to trick or treat last year.

For adults, these things are sad but not overwhelming. We have plenty of memories of those things already. For kids, it’s a lot harder to miss out on fun holidays.

Thankfully, things in Los Angeles are changing this year.

Dr. Fauci

Dr. Fauci recently shared a good bit of news for kids hoping to trick or treat.

“I think that particularly if you’re vaccinated, you can get out there. You’re outdoors for the most part ― at least when my children were out there doing trick or treating ― and enjoy it.” -Dr. Fauci

Of course, he also took the opportunity to encourage people to get vaccinated. He mentioned that vaccination provides an “extra degree of protection.”

He also feels like we will be able to celebrate all holidays more than last year.

“But go out there and enjoy Halloween as well as the other holidays that will be coming up.” -Dr. Fauci

Tips To Trick or Treat Safely

Despite Dr. Fauci’s recent assurances, some parents are still a little reluctant to let their kids trick or treat.

Meg Sorg, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Purdue University, offered three tips to make it a little safer. Hopefully, these will help some parents on the fence feel more comfortable with their kids celebrating Halloween.

  • Mask Up
  • Keep Hands Clean
  • Celebrate Outside

Confusion in Los Angeles

While it’s nice to hear that we will have a more normal holiday season, the messaging has led to some confusion.

Los Angeles had stricter Covid reules than most of the country. It also doesn’t feel too long ago that we were told it was dangerous to be outside. However, that danger was vastly overestimated.

This has led to many questions.

What has changed?

Why is it suddenly safe to go back to normal?

What are the rules exactly?

It’s also worth mentioning that in Los Angeles County, 63,000 people have contracted Covid despite being fully vaccinated.

Are we safe if we are vaccinated but don’t have a booster yet?

What if our elderly parents live with us?

There are still a lot of questions to be answered, but it’s nice to see things headed in a positive direction.

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