Los Angeles County has stirred up controversy after issuing a COVID-19-related ban on trick-or-treating. After some citizens were outraged, health officials now list these Halloween activities as “not recommended.” We’ll see in the coming weeks whether other local governments allow kids to go house-to-house asking for candy. But you might start planning what to do now. Make sure the costumes have face masks. For residents handing out candy, wear a mask yourself, and consider placing the candy in a container on your porch, especially if you are high risk.