Global News article – Halloween tips

Vancouver first responders are gearing up for a busy Halloween night amid the added complications of COVID-19.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a new order this week banning social gatherings of more than six visitors in private homes.

“That means no Halloween parties this weekend,” Henry said at her Thursday briefing.

That prompted a plea from Vancouver police for residents not to call 911 to report gatherings that violate the order — urging them to call 311 instead.