Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has no plans to prohibit Halloween trick-or-treating this year, saying “I would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door-to-door. I don’t think that’s appropriate.”
After reports were released about Los Angeles officials banning Halloween activities, rumors that New York would follow suit started circulating on social media.
In an interview with News 12 Long Island, Cuomo said he would make safety recommendations, but it’s ultimately up to the parents whether they decide to allow kids to trick-or-treat.
"If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I'm not going to tell you you can't take your child to the neighborhood, I'm not going to do that - I'll give you my advice and guidance and then you will make a decision what you do that night,” he said.
The state has not yet released any guidelines related to pandemic restrictions for Halloween this year.