American Red Cross Offers Holiday safety tips

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 29: A view of fireworks over the East River as part of the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on June 29, 2020 in New York City. This is the first of six July 4 firework displays in locations around the city that are kept secret in an attempt to minimize crowds gathering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—The Fourth of July is here and the American Red Cross has tips to stay safer when enjoying the holiday.

It’s important important to follow state and local public health guidance.

With more people grilling at home, make sure to always supervise a barbecue grill when in use. Don’t add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.

Never give fireworks to small children, and never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials. Always follow the instructions on the packaging.

Kiddie or inflatable pools can be a great way to have fun. Make sure to drain the water from the pool and flip it over after swim is over.

On July 2, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order that requires all Texans to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth in public spaces, with exceptions.

According to the order, which is effective at noon on July 3, this applies to residents of counties with more than 20 positive cases of COVID-19.

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