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Posted on: October 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Halloween is near and the City of Fountain Valley wants to ensure you have an extra safe holiday!

On average, 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. Here are some top tips to keep you safe this year:
- Carry a glow stick or flashlight, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags, and wear light colors to help kids see and be seen by a driver
- Accompany trick-or-treaters under 12 years old
- Slow down and be alert! Kids are excited on Halloween and may dart into the street. Turn on headlights early in the day to spot kids from further away
- Remind kids to cross the street at corners or crosswalks
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Choose face paint over costume masks when possible. Masks can limit children's vision

The HCA recommends the following precautionary measures to ensure a safe and healthy Halloween for all Orange County residents:
– Keep your distance from others who are not part of your household
– Face coverings are strongly recommended around crowds of people you don't know, and especially around children who are not eligible for the vaccine. If there is adequate spacing outdoors, masks are not necessary
– Instead of gathering indoors, consider outdoor Halloween activities instead, such as a haunted outdoor play area, outdoor scavenger hunt, or outdoor Halloween themed dinner
– Distribute candy outside by setting up a station with hand sanitizer and individually wrapped candies or goodie bags

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