County Provides Guidance For COVID-19 Safe Practices At Halloweekend Events

It’s spooky season, and downtown Los Alamos is preparing for one of its favorite community events – Halloweekend! Ghosts and skeletons, superheroes and mythical creatures will all gather for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, dancing, skateboarding and the fan favorite Pumpkin Glow. Los Alamos County encourages participants to take the extra step to follow COVID Safe Practices (CSP) to ensure everyone has a safe, healthy holiday. 

This year Los Alamos MainStreet and the other organizations hosting will be implementing CSPs at each event. Participants must wear a mask at all times – indoors and out. Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet will be more spread out to encourage social distancing, and candy will be handed to participants to minimize contact. 

“We want our participants to feel safe, and our local businesses and organizations will be working hard to help,” said MainStreet Director, Lauren McDaniel, “We hope to see some creative ways participants include their masks into their costumes!” 

“Halloweekend is a highlight in this community each year,” County Manager, Steven Lynne shared. “We look forward to seeing the creativity and talent our community displays. We need to make sure we can enjoy the holiday, while also reducing the risks associated with the virus.” 

For a full schedule of events, as well as additional information about the CSPs in place for each event, visit the website: For additional information on COVID-19 and Los Alamos County resources, click here: