Beware of Wandering Werewolves! Vampires, monsters and creatures of fright, here are some tips for Halloween night.

News Release
For Immediate Release: 10/28/2019

Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-9356


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Lincoln – Keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween by following these tips from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  

  • Brighten the night - Carry glow sticks or flashlights to be more visible to drivers. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Steer clear of fire - Wear flame-resistant costumes. Keep candles and jack-o-lanterns away from the path of trick-or-treaters. Consider using battery-operated candles or glow sticks for decorations.
  • Be costume cautious - Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
  • Look out for lenses - Decorative contact lenses can cause infections. Only buy them from a company that sells FDA-cleared or approved contact lenses and requires you to provide a prescription.
  • Go as a group - Older children who are trick-or-treating should stay with friends on a predetermined route, while younger children should go with a trusted adult. Never enter a stranger's home or car.
  • Stay street safe - Put electronic devices down and keep heads up while walking across the street. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Use crosswalks whenever possible.
  • Check the treats - Inspect factory-wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers. Avoid eating homemade treats from strangers.
  • Use extra caution – Drive slowly and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods, looking out for children who may not be looking for you. Pay attention when backing out of driveways.

Beware of werewolves.

Watch out for zombies.

Steer clear of skeletons.

Have a fun, safe and fang-tastic Halloween.

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