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Cuomo: Not banning Halloween but comedy clubs/concerts “too risky”

Governor Andrew Cuomo insists that he will not be banning trick-or-treaters from going to door this Halloween.

He told News 12 Long Island, ““I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door. 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.”

However, Cuomo explained why he wants to keep comedy clubs and live events closed.

“The greatest risk is still the density.”

In a radio interview, Cuomo also said, “I understand concert venues, my good friend Billy Joel, he was doing Madison Square Garden, when will we get back to Madison Square Garden? Those large arenas pose the greatest risk, even if you say, ‘Okay, every two seats, every three seats,’ yeah but you’re still channeling people in and out of a corridor, right? They’re still coming through a gate, and then essential, and I hate to say this because everything is essential – comedy clubs. How essential is a comedy club when you’re talking about the infection rate? Not to offend people in the comedy club, Lord knows we need to laugh, but those are the calibrations we’re making.”

Last week Los Angeles banned trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities but backtracked the next day.

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