A Message From Licking County Health Department

As local communities partake in upcoming beggars nights, please consider these tips for staying safe! ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜†:  All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant  If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks Opt for non-toxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision; always test makeup in a small area first to see if any irritation develops Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation 

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ-๐—ผ๐—ฟ-๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด:  A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you Agree on a specific time children should return home Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car  Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends  Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, and take care to avoid any food allergies

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€:  Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs  Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully  At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing