Cuomo says no plan to ban trick-or-treating

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that while he does not consider it an appropriate practice amid COVID-19, he is not inclined to impose a ban on trick-or-treating in New York this year. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has no plans to impose a ban on trick-or-treating on Halloween this year. 

In an interview with a Long Island radio station on Tuesday, Cuomo said he is not inclined to bar the practice under an official order.  

"I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door," Cuomo said during the 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 and 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 gonna tell you you can't take your child to the neighborhood, I'm not going to do that - I'll give you my advice and guidance and then you will make a decision what you do that night."

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