Fireworks-related injuries are at their highest on the Fourth of July.
BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – The Independence Day celebration looks different this year. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis, many fireworks and other events have been canceled across Florida.
With social distancing and other health measures still in place, health officials are urging people to take precautions if they plan to celebrate at home.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fireworks-related injuries are at an all-time high on the Fourth of July.
They can cause serious injuries, including burns, lacerations, and eye contact with foreign objects.
It is important to ensure that everyone who celebrates fireworks is protected when dealing with materials that can be harmful if not handled properly.
To minimize injuries on one of the most dangerous days of the year, the CDC recommends the following safety tips:
▪ Never allow small children to play with or ignite fireworks
▪ Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities
▪ Make sure everyone watches the fireworks from a safe distance
▪ Call 911 immediately if someone is injured by fireworks
Activities everyone can do on Independence Day are critical to not only protecting yourself from injury, but also to reducing the spread of Covid-19 and giving you peace of mind.
It is very important to be alert and vigilant in our surroundings and especially in our homes to control the virus. Guests must still adhere to social distancing measures, wear face masks and maintain hand hygiene.
With cases on the rise in Florida, now is the time to protect your family, friends and loved ones. Being responsible by following COVID-19 safety guidelines and practicing fireworks at home is important to protecting our community.
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