Oklahoma City Indian Clinic promotes Halloween safety for people of all ages.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, wants you to have a fun and safe Halloween.
People of all ages celebrate Halloween with parties, trick-or-treating, costume contests and other activities. No matter what your favorite Halloween tradition is, you can take precautions to celebrate safely.
For many children, trick-or-treating is their favorite Halloween activity, but this activity can be dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, children are twice as likely to get hit by cars on Halloween than on any other night of the year.
“Be sure to go trick-or-treating in a well-lit and familiar area,” said Robyn Sunday-Allen, OKCIC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Children should always be accompanied by a responsible adult.”
Costumes are another Halloween tradition. If your child’s costume is hard to see at night, consider adding reflective tape or a glow stick. Be sure to use non-toxic makeup and wigs, and to check your child’s costume for small choking hazards.
People of all ages like to celebrate Halloween by going to parties, but you will still need to take precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fully vaccinated people will need to wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of high or substantial transmission. Outdoor activities are also safer than indoor activities.
“The safest way to have a Halloween party is by having a virtual party or celebrating with the people in your household,” Sunday-Allen said. “Consider having a virtual costume contest or Halloween movie marathon.”
Halloween is a time to celebrate and by implementing a few safety tricks, you can make your Halloween both fun and safe!
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 21,000 patients from over 220 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For more information, please call (405) 948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com.