MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein have launched Nassau County’s Child Safe Summer initiative, a multimedia awareness campaign for summer safety concerns. With the recent increase in tick and mosquito borne illnesses, it is more important than ever to be diligent of bugs and bites when outdoors with your family. The new website nassaucountyny.gov/ChildSafeSummer, provides the latest safe summer health updates, advice, alerts and information.
“Summer insect encounters are inevitable, but you can protect yourself and your family from harmful mosquito, tick, and other bug bites,” said County Executive Curran. “Dress smart, apply and reapply insect repellant — and always make sure to check for ticks when returning from outdoor activities.”
“Prevention remains the most effective method to protect yourself and your family from tick and mosquito bites,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Eisenstein. “Taking simple precautions can prevent potentially serious diseases caused by these bites.”
County Executive Curran suggests following the tips below to help kids stay safe this summer and all year long. For more information, please visit: nassaucountyny.gov/ChildSafeSummer.
INSECT SAFETY TIPS