Red Cross and IDPH offer Halloween safety tips
It's that time of year when ghost and goblins take to the streets for some Halloween fun.
Halloween continues to be extremely popular with kids of all ages, but, it can pose some safety challenges.
Those giving out treats should wash their hands frequently.
Party hosts should include outdoor spaces if possible and review options for improving ventilation in their homes to keep germs from spreading.
The best protection from respiratory bugaboos like COVID-19, the flu and RSV is to get fully vaccinated.
Some additional tips include; making sure your costume is visible to others, have adults check all candy before kids eat it, wear makeup and hats rather than costume masks that can obscure vision, and in case of a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn't present.
Tell children not to accept, or eat anything that isn't commercially wrapped.