The Zombie Walk in Asbury Park is going virtual for 2020.

The Asbury Park Zombie Walk team made the announcement on social media today (September 14).

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be keeping the zombies from converging on the boardwalk this October.

“Due to continuing health concerns and unrest affecting the entire country, we have made the decision to not have a physical Zombie Walk in Asbury Park for 2020,” Jason & The APZW Team shared on Facebook. “We simply can’t run the risk of exposing our volunteers & makeup artists, local businesses & employees – and most importantly our participants and the residents of Asbury Park to a virus which continues to spike around the country.”

The team revealed that they are “currently thinking up ways for everyone to participate” and to be on the lookout for updates over the next week.

Click here to read the official statement.