I just wish they'd formally announce a cancellation already. One source said it was supposed to happen last Friday, another source said yesterday, and neither came to fruition. Just get it over with.
It will be interesting to see alternative events. I have more faith in Knott's finding some sort of alternative; they really like to take risks with different things (Trapped, first shooting maze, VR mazes). I could see them coming up with some sort of online alternative, a guided tour of some sort, or maybe an "Alone" type maze. After all, they did surprise everyone with their Taste of Calico, which as far as I knew, no one really saw coming. I wouldn't be surprised to see them do something, even if it's on a smaller scale.
After all, the issue with the state (at this point) is that it must be outdoors and socially distanced. While that eliminates up close scareactors, it could bring in a storytelling element, ala Wicked Lit. I feel Knott's and other independent groups (CreepLA, ZJU, Sinister Point, etc.) may find alternatives.
HHN typically doesn't take a lot of risks, so I don't really see them doing much else, but maybe I'll be surprised. Personally, if we can't have a haunt, I wouldn't mind some sort of horror movie memorabilia display.