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20 ways you can stay safe this Independence Day

December 8, 2020

first_img(WBNG) — The American Red Cross is offering advice on how you can stay safe this 4th of July. Grilling Safety Never give fireworks to small children or throw a firework toward people, animals, vehicles or structuresKeep a supply of water nearbyUse eye protection when lightning a fireworkLight one firework at a time and never relight a “dud”Store fireworks in a dry, cool place Water Safety Maintain a distance of six-feet, especially if you’re at risk for serious illnessWear face coverings in publicAvoid large crowds and mass gatheringsClean and disinfect surfaces regularlyStay home if you’re sick Here are 20 COVID-19 and traditional Independence Day safety tips provided by the Red Cross:center_img COVID-19 Safety Talk to your children about water safetySwim in places designated for swimmingDo not wear COVID-19 protective gear in the waterDesignated one person to a “water watcher” who supervises people in water-related activityDrain kiddie and inflatable pools once you’re done swimming Fireworks Safety Supervise all grills and don’t add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignitedNever grill indoors or inside anythingEnsure everyone stays away from the grill including pets and childrenKeep the grill away from anything that can catch fireUse long handed tools made for cooking on the grilllast_img

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