simply safe halloween

Many communities cancelled Halloween last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A year later everyone wants to know if we are any safer? The CDC says yes! But only if we follow guidelines for safety! Here you can find the CDC guidelines for all holidays! Here are some more steps for a simply safe Halloween!

Clothing and Costumes

  • Check out these safety tips from the FDA.
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult and fasten reflective tape to their costumes or have them wear glow stick to keep them safe after dark.
  • Use only pre-tested non-toxic makeup in lieu of masks that can obstruct or hinder vision. And be sure to remove all makeup before kids go to bed especially around the eyes.
  • Make certain to use only fire-resistant costumes, wigs or accessories.

Trick-or-Treating

  • Children are more than likely to¬† be hit and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year!
  • Visibility and low lighting play a huge factor in this statistic.
  • Accompany your child and keep them within your vision
  • If your children are older be sure to review a suitable route, meeting time and remind them of safety rules.
  • Remind your children never to enter someones home or car, stay in well lit areas, stay with your friends and never run across the street.
  • Both children and adults are reminded to leave electronic devises in pockets, purses or bags.
  • Be sure kids wait to eat treats until brought home and gone through to remove opened items or items that inflame food allergies!

Motor Safety

  • Drive slow and watch for pedestrians on roadways, medians and walkways.
  • Exit driveways, alleys or roadways carefully
  • Watch for pedestrians in dark clothing
  • Discourage new drivers from driving on Halloween or holidays in general.

For more helpful eye care and vision care tips, please visit our main blog page.

Sources: nsc.org and safekids.org

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