Simple Steps for an Extra Safe Halloween
Kids love the magic of Halloween, but the COVID-19 pandemic means Halloween may be a bit different this year. You can still have fun! First and foremost, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines to ensure your celebrations are safe.
If trick-or-treating is allowed in your area, Family Safety & Health and Mars Wrigley offer some additional precautions and simple steps you can add to your Halloween routine this year.
Of course, costume and traffic safety measures still apply.
To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards.
Here's a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these incidents.
Keep these tips in mind when your children are out on Halloween night:
NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours: