*The following article is adapted from reporting from News 12 on September 15, 2020.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke with News 12 about speculation that trick or treating may be canceled this year.
“I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an interview. “I don’t think that’s appropriate. You have neighbors, if you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you. I’m not going to tell you not to. 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 through the neighborhood; I’m not going to do that. I will give you my advice and guidance and then you will make the decision about what you do that night.”
There was speculation after officials in Los Angeles banned trick or treating and Halloween parties because of coronavirus fears.
Long Islanders will remember the last time Halloween was canceled was after Hurricane Sandy.