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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles County has “canceled”

Halloween this year. County officials have released guidelines for Halloween this

year that include restrictions on some of the holiday’s most basic traditions.

LA County Halloween restrictions:

-No door-to-door trick or treating.

-No “trunk or treating” either.

-No Halloween parties with non-household members.

-No carnivals, festivals, haunted houses, or live entertainment.

It is not clear what penalties will be imposed on individuals who violate these

rules, but officials have said fines will be issued and jail is an option, as well.

Other counties, including San Bernardino County, are considering similar

Halloween restrictions in an effort to limit the spread of the virus.

You are the owner of a small business that operates in a very popular outdoor mall

in San Bernardino. (Feel free to come up with a name for your business and a type

of business – if it helps you.) Every year, the mall and its businesses have held a

very popular and profitable Halloween Celebration and Trick or Treating event for

the local community.

As a business owner, you certainly need the customers and potential profit that the

Halloween Party and Trick or Treating event would generate. Like most

businesses, the pandemic has hurt your business – as you have had to lay-off

workers, cut operating hours, and reduce inventory. The Halloween celebration in

your mall would help all the businesses generate profit and reconnect with many

members of the community.

However, as a concerned member of the community, you also want to do

everything possible to help limit the spread of this pandemic.

Write an email to the San Bernardino County Covid-19 Task Force explaining

why the county should not cancel Halloween festivities as LA County has done.

Explain why the county should allow Halloween celebrations to continue this year.

You are required to give several well-reasoned examples and ideas to support your

position. Each of your ideas must be detailed and clearly communicate your

position to the reader. Remember, you can write as much as you want – but your

ideas must have depth and detail and clearly explain your position.

I will expect your ideas to be based on sound business concepts and logical

arguments as a member of this community. You should avoid political

opinions, personal complaints, and other unconvincing commentary. “Hey,

it’s a free country”-stuff like this is NOT going to help you!

Your email must be professional LOOKING and well-written, with few grammar,

punctuation, or usage errors. Your email must follow the email guidelines we have


Be sure to add the class section number in the subject line

-along with any other information you deem necessary.

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