Track or Treat: Watch out for those environmental frights

By | October 29th, 2021|Preparedness|

Ghosts and goblins aren’t alone among the scary things in your neighborhood this Halloween. ADHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are ready to share information that can help you protect yourself from environmental dangers. Track or Treat highlights environmental public health – with a Halloween twist. Its goal: increasing awareness of [...]

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Here are some tricks for COVID-safer Halloween

By | October 26th, 2021|Preparedness|

Even with COVID-19 still active in our communities, a fun Halloween can be had with a little attention to mitigation steps we all know well by now.  Most importantly, whether you’re receiving or handing out candy this Halloween, stay home and away from others if you feel ill. If you and your costumed kids are [...]

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Don’t let COVID-19 haunt your Halloween

By | October 16th, 2020|Preparedness|

I’m guessing that your children, like mine, have asked the same panicked questions as Oct. 31 approaches:  Will there be trick-or-treating this Halloween? What about other fun?  To these kiddos and their parents, I’m pleased to say that trick-or-treating can be done safely, but it’s no time to let down your guard since COVID-19 is [...]

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Food Safety Tips for Halloween

By | October 29th, 2015|General|

Halloween is loved by children and adults alike. As Halloween approaches, the Arizona Department of Health Services encourages families to celebrate in a safe and healthy way. Parents should talk to their children about Halloween food safety. Tell children not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially wrapped. Inspect [...]

Have a Safe & Healthy Halloween

By | October 31st, 2011|General|

Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than twice as many children are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween compared to other days throughout the year?  So this Halloween, take a minute and review some simple safety tips with your children.  Children love Halloween time, so be sure to assure safety for everyone [...]