July 4th is usually celebrated by hosting parties with lots of friends and family. But this year may be a little different. Firework safety is always a priority, but now COVID-19 prevention should also be first in mind while celebrating. Although it’s easy to forget about the pandemic when we’re outdoors enjoying ourselves, folks should still be exercising social distancing and maintaining good hygiene habits. Emergency rooms and hospitals all over the country are seeing an increase of cases since businesses have opened up. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can still celebrate 4th of July in Galveston.
4th of July Celebration in Galveston
Although the annual 4th of July fireworks display in Galveston has been cancelled due to the pandemic, the Island is still hosting its annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4th, 2020. It will begin at 10am 25th St and Santa Fe Place. It will proceed south on 25th Street, east on Post Office Street, north on 21st, and west on the Strand towards 25th. Street. Remember to wear masks and exercise social distancing.
Safety Tips for a Safe July 4th:
- Always have a responsible adult watching children in the pool, lake, or ocean.
- Do not drink and drive a boat or other vehicle.
- Make sure the grill is clean and ready for use.
- Keep the grill at least 2 feet from decks, garages, or siding.
- Keep a first aid kit available for outdoor activities.
- Do not allow young children to handle fireworks. Stay close to your little ones if they are holding sparklers.
- Do not light fireworks around any flammable objects.
- Keep a portable fire extinguisher handy.
- Keep bug spray handy for those pesky mosquitoes.
Hospitality Health ER in Galveston still recommends that you and your family members continue to wash your hands, wear masks when around others, and stay 6 to 10 feet apart. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July.
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