Wantagh, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran joined County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein at Wantagh Park’s pool to discuss the County’s Child Safe Summer initiative. With drowning being the number one cause of accidental death nationally among children ages 1-4 and skin cancer being the most common cancer in the United States, Nassau County is taking action and launching a summer long multimedia awareness campaign. The campaign is intended to raise awareness for safety concerns including swim, sun, heat, insects, bike safety and more and provide resources and tips to reduce risks. The new website nassaucountyny.gov/ChildSafeSummer, going live today, will be a one-stop-shop for the latest safe summer health updates, advice, alerts and information.
“Nassau County has a wealth of options for outdoor summer recreation including six public pools, 62 parks and miles of pristine beachfronts. We want to urge everyone to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe summer,” said County Executive Curran. “We can help our families avoid accidents and potential dangers of the summer season by educating ourselves and our kids on how to stay safe while still enjoying summer vacation. Use sunblock and use it right. Put your phone and other distractions away while kids are in the pool. Wear your helmets when riding bikes and never leave children or pets in cars – even for a quick errand. The County’s Health Department will continue to provide the latest health tips, alerts, and updates along with practical advice for travelers, swimmers, and all residents who wants to beat the summer heat and enjoy all that Nassau County has to offer.”
“I encourage residents and visitors to enjoy Nassau County’s great outdoors,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Eisenstein. “Parents and caregivers must provide undistracted and continuous supervision of their children, especially around water, to keep them safe.”
County Executive Curran suggests tips to help kids stay safe this summer and all year long. For more information, please visit: nassaucountyny.gov/ChildSafeSummer.
Pool Safety Tips
Sun Safety Tips
Heat Safety Tips
Tips to Avoid Bug Bite