From the City of Eureka:
As everyone prepares to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, the City of Eureka is encouraging the community to make this year’s festivities as safe as possible by planning lower- risk online, at-home and car-based activities. To limit the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Department of Public Health released safety guidelines strongly discouraging traditional trick-or- treating and asks families to plan safer alternatives.
The City of Eureka invites you to join us on Saturday October 31 st 11am-3pm for a Trick or Treating alternative at Sequoia Park, 20/30 Park or Cooper Gulch. Find your nearest park, wear your costume and mask, then get ready to hunt for Pumpkins! All Covid protocols will be in place. We look forward to seeing your family at your local park. The health guidance also covers Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition celebrated in the Latinx community honoring the deceased. Día de los Muertos celebrations often include gatherings of extended family. Families are encouraged to place traditional indoor alters outside so others can view them from a safe distance and create virtual altars online.
Halloween is on a Saturday this year, and Eureka PD will have additional officers on patrol looking for suspected impaired drivers. It is important to keep traffic safety in mind and designate a non-drinking driver before going somewhere to drink. We look forward to traditional Trick or Treating in 2021.
Thank you to everyone for respecting neighborhoods and families who have chosen alternate methods of celebrating Halloween.