Mayor’s office issues guidance on how to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Halloween is 16 days away, do you have your costume ready?

With dreams of candy on our minds, the mayor is reminding everyone of these Phase 3 restrictions for all businesses and events within the parish:

  • General businesses are limited to  75% occupancy, with social distancing required.
  • Social gatherings are limited to 50% capacity with a max of 250 people, with social distancing required. 
  • Outdoor crowd sizes are limited to 50% capacity of the outdoor space with up to 250 people, with social distancing required. 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers traditional trick-or-treating or costume parties to be “high-risk” activities during this pandemic. We recommend participating in modified, open-air events, where everyone can keep their distance and wear face coverings. 

Besides the costumes and the candy, the most important information is that trick-or-treaters can go door-to-door between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish.

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