Governor Cuomo says he will not cancel Halloween trick-or-treating in New York state, mirroring a similar promise from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy last week. Cuomo said he will give parents "my advice and guidance," but then it will be up to them to decide if children go trick-or-treating.
"I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door-to-door," Cuomo said during a phone interview with News 12 Long Island. "I don't think that's appropriate. You have neighbors. If you want to go knock on your neighbors door, God bless you. The governor added he's not going to tell residents not to go trick-or-treating.
"If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I'm not going to tell you, you can't take your child through the neighborhood," he said. "I'm not going to do that. I'm going to give you my advice and guidance, and then you will make the decision what you will do that night." He says that it needs to be a sequenced approach. Cuomo says he'll give more guidance later on how to safely trick or treat.