In a world where Halloween has to be a little different than normal, Las Cruces Today and Bravo Mic Communications want to help your family keep this spooky season fun and safe! We’re producing an informative and entertaining video series with tips, tricks, and ideas, to help adapt your favorite Halloween traditions-or just make new ones. A new episode will premier every week in October!
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Halloween may different this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.
Episode 1- Pandemic Panic!
MASS GATHERINGS 5 or less- How Do You Throw a Halloween Party that way?!?!
Mass gatherings of more than 5 individuals are once again prohibited. Previously the state had allowed gatherings of more than 10 individuals. A “mass gathering” is defined as any public or private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, organized amateur contact sport, or other groupings that brings together individuals in an indoor or outdoor space.
The governor and state health officials are scheduled to discuss the extended public health order and other COVID-19 data in the state’s regular COVID-19 public update Thursday; additional details about that event will be disseminated later this week.
“Every Halloween season we see four or five patients — both adults and children — who come into our office with severe injuries to their hands and fingers,” says Jeffrey Wint, MD, an ASSH member from The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, Mass. “Treatment can often run three to four months, from the time of surgery through rehabilitation.”
To prevent hand injuries, the ASSH suggests the following pumpkin carving safety tips:
CARVE IN A CLEAN, DRY, WELL-LIT AREA
Wash and thoroughly dry all of the tools that you will use, including carving tools, knife, cutting surface, and your hands. Any moisture on your tools, hands, or table can cause slipping that can lead to injuries.
ALWAYS HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION
“All too often, we see adolescent patients with injuries because adults feel the kids are responsible enough to be left on their own,” says Wint. “Even though the carving may be going great, it only takes a second for an injury to occur.”
LEAVE THE CARVING TO ADULTS
Never let children do the pumpkin carving. Wint suggests letting kids draw a pattern on the pumpkin and having them be responsible for cleaning out the inside pulp and seeds. When the adults do start cutting, they should always cut away from themselves and cut in small, controlled strokes.
SHARPER IS NOT BETTER
“A sharper knife is not necessarily better, because it often becomes wedged in the thicker part of the pumpkin, requiring force to remove it,” says Wint. “An injury can occur if your hand is in the wrong place when the knife finally dislodges from the thick skin of the pumpkin. Injuries are also sustained when the knife slips and comes out the other side of the pumpkin where your hand may be holding it steady.”
USE A PUMPKIN CARVING KIT
Special kits are available in stores and include small, serrated pumpkin saws that work better because they are less likely to get stuck in the thick pumpkin tissue. “If they do get jammed and then wedged free, they are not sharp enough to cause a deep, penetrating cut,” says Wint.
HELP FOR AN INJURY
Should you cut your finger or hand, bleeding from minor cuts will often stop on its own by applying direct pressure to the wound with a clean cloth. If continuous pressure does not slow or stop the bleeding after 15 minutes, an emergency room visit may be required.
Anything Can Be A Costume!!! And we definitely suggest dressing up every day!
From https://www.thedatingdivas.com/101-family-halloween-costume-ideas/, here are a few ideas for you, click the pick for even more!
#Halloween Safety Series Finale- It Is Always Halloween
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