HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas — Halloween will not feature trick-or-treating in Hidalgo County this year.
According to Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, door-to-door trick-or-treating is deemed a high risk for COVID-19 to spread by the Centers of Disease and Control (CDC).
County officials say Judge Cortez will amend the county’s stay-at-home order to not allow trick-or-treating, but has not done so yet.
Cortez says that although there is a decrease in average daily cases and deaths in the county, an order such as this will prevent a larger spread of the virus.
The decision was made with Cortez along with several city mayors and the county’s health authority.
The CDC has listed alternative “low risk” events that people can do in place of trick-or-treating or large gatherings that can be found here.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated in regards to the stay-at-home order amendment with a correction.