Risk Tip: Halloween Safety - Laureate Insurance Partners Risk Tip: Halloween Safety - Laureate Insurance Partners

MAKE YOUR HOUSE LOOK OCCUPIED

To prevent theft or vandalism, we recommend making your home look occupied. Leave on lights inside your home if you’re not going to be there and turn on any yard lights you may have.

 

DON’T USE CANDLES IN YOUR CARVED PUMPKINS 

Candles placed inside of carved pumpkins can be a major fire hazard. We recommend using only lights that have been tested for safety. 

 

DON’T PUT YOUR PLANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Be mindful of giving hints that your house is empty — such as announcing your evening plans on Facebook or Instagram. (This is a good tip for all year long.)

 

MAKE YOUR CAR LOOK EMPTY 

Avoid leaving electronic devices, wallets, sunglasses and other valuable items sitting on the seat or dashboard.

 

REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE

Make sure that your home inventory is up to date. Having a ready list of all your belongings and what they’re worth can speed up the claims process, in case of property damage. 

 

TRICK-OR-TREATING SAFETY

Some neighborhoods have adopted drive around trick-or-treating this year due to COVID-19. If your children will be outside, mark their costumes with reflective tape. Remind them to be careful around cars, as drivers may not see them. If you are driving around the neighborhood, please drive slow and make sure to take extra time looking for children in the street.

COVID-19 AND HALLOWEEN

During the times of COVID-19, it is important that you and your family still try to remain as safe as possible to avoid being exposed or spreading the virus. Most importantly, please continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and wash your hands often.

* Remember: a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth face covering unless it has multiple layers of breathable fabric and covers the mouth and nose snugly. 

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