Candy Industry Reaction to LA County Walking Back Ban on Halloween

“There will be regional differences across the country in the way that people choose to celebrate the Halloween season throughout the month of October. Whether this means trick-or-treating, more candy bowl moments at home with family and close friends, or just more time celebrating the season throughout the month of October, one thing is for sure – Halloween is happening. We are pleased that the LA County Health Department reassessed its earlier decision that truly lacked any sort of creativity when it comes to trick-or-treating and Halloween safety.”

Halloween Is Happening With Fresh Takes on Longstanding Traditions

*The following article originally appeared in Future of Personal Health on September 2, 2020.
So many celebrations, traditions, and parties have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the setbacks and social distancing, people across the country have found new ways to celebrate special moments like birthdays, graduations, and holidays. And for this year’s Halloween, many will need to take a similar approach to maximize the season.

Five Questions with John Downs: Halloween 2020

There are a few cultural moments of widespread celebration ahead of us as we look at the remainder of 2020, including Halloween. Given the central role that chocolate and candy play in the month of October, who better than NCA President & CEO John Downs to address the questions about Halloween that are top of mind for many people? We all know that this year will look a little different, but that doesn’t mean we have to sit out on the fun of the Halloween season.

Halloween Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween is Happening

Jamie Lee Curtis, celebrated as one of the original scream queens of Hollywood since the release of the 1978 film “Halloween,” joins NCA and the candy industry in acknowledging that while the holiday will be different this year, there is no reason to cancel all the fun and celebrations associated with Halloween.

“What’s important is that children are resilient,” Curtis told The New York Times. “Putting on a costume, whether or not you’re running around on the streets or in your own home, I think the idea of putting on the costume is the fun part.”

Halloween Is Happening

At NCA, we’ve been connecting with consumers across the country to better understand how people, especially parents, are approaching the Halloween season this year. As health officials in every state consider safety guidance this fall, we want to share what we’ve learned.

First of all, allow me to take moment to assure you: Halloween is NOT canceled.