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Group issues Halloween 2020 guidelines, color-coded coronavirus risk map

This corrects a previous version of this story that identified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the source of the guidelines and map noted in this article.

CHICAGO (NEXSTAR) — What will Halloween look like this year? One thing’s for sure. It will no doubt be different than years past.

Halloween 2020 converges with a full moon, a blue moon, Daylight Saving Time — and it falls on a Saturday.

Of course, the holiday is also happening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, the Halloween and Costume Association (HCA) issued resources and an interactive map to help families stay safe this Halloween.

The group created an interactive map on its website with color-coded risk levels for each county throughout the country. There are four risk levels: green, yellow, orange, and red — with green representing the least amount of risk

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Fair Oaks mural at risk of being destroyed during renovation

A piece of art in Fair Oaks could be lost forever.



a blue sign in front of a building: Mural on Fair Oaks Amphitheater


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Mural on Fair Oaks Amphitheater

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District is planning to renovate the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Plaza Park.

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Plans for the renovated amphitheater.


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Plans for the renovated amphitheater.

The parks district began discussing the plans in 2008, but funding wasn’t available.



a man standing in front of a building: Gorman hopes the mural can be preserved.


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Gorman hopes the mural can be preserved.

Ten years later, voters approved money for the project through a ballot measure in 2018.

“Right now, the whole facility is not ADA compatible,” said Mike Aho, district administrator for Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks. “None of it is.”



a close up of an animal: The mural was painted in 1985.


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The mural was painted in 1985.

The plan will make the entire theater ADA compliant, allow it to be used year-round while keeping the open-air concept. Upgrades will also be made to bathrooms and dressing rooms.



a person riding a skateboard down a sidewalk: Artist Hugh Gorman looks at the mural he painted.


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