Celebrating Independence Day Safely During COVID-19
It’s almost that time of the year again. The 4th of July is drawing closer as summer approaches.
Communities across the country prepare in advance for the holiday— and why won’t they?
It’s a time of celebration- filled with adventure, fascinating fireworks, delicious good, and a lot of enjoyment with friends and family.
The Independence Day festivities get people together from all over the states, and they celebrate the holiday with their loved ones.
However, these celebrations come with various safety concerns.
While citizens are busy celebrating the birth of the country, hospitals across the nation face a significant surge in the number of visits to the emergency rooms.
So, make sure to celebrate Independence Day safely by taking precautions to avoid the following avoid these safety risks:
Just like last year, Independence Day will be celebrated differently this year due to rising COVID-19 concerns.
According to data provided by the California Department of Public Health, in 2020, COVID-19 cases doubled in 37 out of 58 counties in the U.S
As you start your preparations for the 4th of July, it’s important to keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over. Phase 3 of clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines is still underway in the U.S.
But until things become certain, it is best to keep your celebrations safe by taking the following precautions:
- Wear your mask every time you go out in public or meet someone.
- Sanitize your hands and clean all surfaces that are regularly touched.
- Practice social distancing and quarantine yourself if you develop any symptoms.
Remember, your actions have consequences for both you and the people around you. So, be responsible.
Sadly, Independence Day is one of the worst days of the year to spend on the road.
According to the National Safety Council, over 18,000 people have to deal with serious injuries due to accidents on the road on Independence Day.
There are more single teenage and drunk drivers on the road than any other time of the year. It leads to many car or motorbike accidents and DUI crash incidents.
To prevent such incidents, parents should pay more attention to their children. Make sure they are accompanied by someone who can supervise them when on the road.
Moreover, every person should pay attention to the road when driving. Put your seat belts on and do not get busy with your phone while driving.
If you’re planning on drinking for the night, book a cab in advance to avoid any inconvenience later.
Sparklers might seem harmless at first, but the firework can lead to considerable damage.
This is because sparklers burn at more than 2000 degrees and may give severe third-degree burns on the skin.
For instance, if you are sanitizing your hands while holding sparklers in your hand, it could become a recipe for disaster. The alcohol in the sanitizer is highly flammable— all it needs to catch fire is a single spark.
So, make sure to prevent such deadly incidents by following these safety precautions as suggested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Supervise all firework and sparkle-related activities.
- Keep a fire extinguisher or bucket of water handy, in case there is a fire incident.
- Wear protective clothing and gloves to avoid catching on fire.
These are just some of the many dangers that lurk around on Independence Day. So, you must take every possible safety precaution to keep yourself and your loved ones safe on Independence Day.
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