BERKELEY, NJ — Although the coronavirus likely won't completely halt Halloween, one of Berkeley's spooky traditions won't return until next year. Advanced Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning announced they won't set up their Halloween display this year because of COVID-19.
The display began a decade ago with a small, inflatable setup and grew from there. The display has continued through adversity, including a fire in 2016, when the community came together to get things back up and running. Read more: Berkeley's Halloween Tradition Strengthens Every Year
Governor Phil Murphy announced last month that Halloween should proceed in New Jersey. The state will implement protocols such as mask wearing and social distancing. Read more: Gov. Murphy: Halloween In NJ Can Proceed Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Certain Halloween gatherings, however, have been canceled, such as the Toms River parade. But if you're looking for something similar to the Advanced Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning display, check out the "Dee Road Cemetary" in Lacey. Read more: 'Dee Road Cemetery' Returns To Lacey Home For Halloween
The Ocean County Health Department has reported 906 coronavirus cases and 102 deaths in Berkeley since the pandemic began.
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