Did Sacramento Club Crowds Cause COVID Concerns?

Large local Halloween parties made "news" over the weekend

November 2, 2020
Presley Ann / Stringer

We all know in any normal year that Halloween is expected to be one of the biggest party nights of the year. People look forward to what they are going to dress up as, where they are going to party, and even what city they are going to be in. 

ENTER 2020.

"What were you expecting?" is probably the fair question.

We knew it wasn't going to be normal. But was it going to be pandemic-quarantine? Somewhere in between?

I guess you could say it was a mixture of both.

I stayed home, and I am a DJ. So no, it wasn't normal for me at all. I was more towards the pandemic-isolation/ better-safe-than-sorry mode. 

Others, more towards normal, I guess. At least that's what the video shows. The news shows large crowds that look like normal pre-pandemic club nights in Sac. Social distancing didn't seem to be enforced. Masks weren't shown being worn. Basically, pandemic protocol seemed to be out the window - which is THE CONCERN. 

What legitimizes the concerns though is that this does look a lot like Memorial Day - where we thought we were doing well with COVID-19 numbers and opened up a bit, then shut back down two weeks later because of spikes. Not saying that will be the case, nor that it won't. 

Just gonna have to wait a few weeks to see if it's trick or treat.