It’s official: there will be no trick or treating in the Admiral District this year.
For over 20 years, children have wandered the streets of West Seattle on Halloween, looking to fill their buckets with candy from businesses around the Admiral neighborhood.
Due to the pandemic, the annual activity has been canceled.
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Admiral District businesses have implemented Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and King County-recommended guidelines, which include avoiding higher-risk activities such as trick-or-treating, attending crowded costume parties indoors, going to indoor haunted houses, participating in hayrides or trace rides with people not in your household, and traveling to a rural community for a fall festival.
According to the CDC, adults and children should change their typical Halloween plans to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.
“Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses,” the agency said on its website. “There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween.”
Lower-risk activities include pumpkin carving within your household, or doing it outside at a safe distance from neighbors and friends. Families can also have a movie night or a virtual costume contest.