Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween 2021Halloween Safety Tips

As you prepare to celebrate this year’s pandemic Halloween, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind. 

Tips for motorists during trick-or-treating hours

  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleyways with extreme caution
  • Discourage new or inexperienced drivers from being on the road during trick-or-treating hours

Choose your Halloween costume wisely

  • Check the weather forecast in advance and dress accordingly
  • Don’t carry toy weapons that could be confused for the real thing
  • Be sure to have a charged cell phone while you’re out

Choose to be safe and legal – the legal drinking age is 21

  • Keep open containers of alcohol off of public property (streets & sidewalks), even if you are over 21
  • Never drink and drive or ride with people who’ve been drinking
  • Have a game plan for getting home safely
  • Never accept a beverage from someone you don’t know
  • Never leave your drink unattended

Use the buddy system

Know your limits and “Stay in the Blue”

  • You don’t have to be drunk to have a good time on Halloween
  • Download the Stay in the Blue app
  • If you see someone who needs medical attention, call 911 even if they are not of legal drinking age. High intoxication levels can be deadly. Learn about the medical amnesty law here.

COVID-19 Safety 

The CDC has determined trick-or-treating to be a safe activity this season. Keep in mind these COVID safety tips as you celebrate:

  • Wear a mask if attending indoor parties
  • Wash your hands often
  • Celebrate outside wherever possible
  • Stay home if you are sick

Halloween Events

Whatever you decide to do, always remember to take care of your fellow Wolverines and exercise good judgment as you celebrate Halloween this year. GO BOO!