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Well being Division affords Halloween security ideas

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – With trick-or-treating again after final 12 months’s pandemic, the La Crosse County Well being Division is providing options on the way to have a secure Halloween.

The division is encouraging children to trick-or-treat, however to comply with practices to remain secure and to keep away from the coronavirus.

Paula Silha, Well being Schooling Supervisor, mentioned kids ought to trick-or-treat in small teams and may have a plan for street security. This might embody carrying a flashlight or carrying one thing reflective.

She additionally reminds motorists to be looking out for kids who could not comply with security guidelines due to the thrill of going door to door asking for treats.

She mentioned there are various issues mother and father can do to insure their kids are secure corresponding to ensuring the costume just isn’t too massive, has some reflective sections and be very sure any masks over the eyes won’t block the kid’s imaginative and prescient.

Silha reminds the group that COVID-19 remains to be a risk and there are issues that all of us ought to do to remain virus free.

“Whether or not you’re giving the sweet our or whether or not you’re trick-or-treating, guarantee that your teams are small,” Silha mentioned. “Open air is far safer than indoors however there have been instances of COVID transmitted outdoor.”

To additional keep away from COVID, sweet ought to be given to children reasonably than allow them to dig into the sweet bowl.

If there’s a bigger group at a selected home, Silha mentioned it’s best to attend again to keep away from being in a big group and he or she urges party-goers to comply with the identical security protocols as trick-or-treaters – keep away from massive gatherings and put on a masks except you’re outdoor or whereas consuming or consuming something.