Warmer weather means more time spent being active and exploring the great outdoors. The health district has compiled a list of tips and resources to help keep you and your family healthy and safe this summer:
10 ways to protect you and your family this summer:
- Use sunscreen and reapply as needed.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Wear a hat or sit in a shaded area when outside during daylight.
- Use mosquito repellant, and avoid spending time outside at or dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Eliminate areas of standing water, such as bird baths and unmaintained pools.
- Never leave children or pets in a parked car for any amount of time.
- Provide constant adult supervision while children are in the pool.
- Ensure responsible family members are trained in CPR and first aid.
- Instruct children to avoid swallowing pool water.
- Do not swim if you are ill with diarrhea.
Check out these resources for more in-depth information on summer safety topics:
- Summer Safety – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Healthy Swimming/Recreation Water Safety – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Drowning Prevention – Southern Nevada Health District
- Mosquito Control/West Nile Virus – Southern Nevada Health District
- Heat and Kids in Cards – Safe Kids Clark County
Updated on: August 21, 2018