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STATE SENATOR

Doug McCrory

Lifting as We Climb

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is tomorrow, and I want to share with you some suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you and your loved ones have a safe and happy Halloween.
 

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

  • Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK, don’t run, from house to house.
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic, to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries, and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Halloween Safety