Written By: Mari Bandoma Callado, Senior Associate Attorney and Director, DE&I
Dolan Law Firm hopes you and your family have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend. To help you safely enjoy the end of the summer, we put together these safety tips:
Over the course of the last 18 months or so, we learned that social gatherings may lead to the spread of COVID-19. With hospitalizations and deaths due to the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19, we encourage you to stay vigilant.
If you are attending a social gathering this holiday weekend please avoid being in a crowd and poorly ventilated spaces as much as possible, try to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet, wash your hands often, and wear a mask when outside your home, in public, and around others. If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we urge you to stay home.
Click here for more information on safely gathering and here on how to protect yourself and others. If you are not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine but are interested in learning more, click here.
If you are going on a road trip or just driving around town this weekend, please drive safely. The National Safety Council estimates approximately 390 deaths and another 44,400 serious injuries over Labor Day weekend this year. Please wear your seatbelt, don’t drink and drive (designate a driver instead), and maintain a safe speed.
For more safety tips while driving, click here.
Swim and Boat Safely
If you are heading to the beach or the pool this weekend, please be cautious. Do not swim alone (in case you become incapacitated). If you are swimming with children, designate a responsible adult to supervise children at all times as they swim or play by the water. If you are going to the lake or a river, please wear a life jacket.
For more swimming safety tips click here.
If you will be on a boat, please do not underestimate the dangers of the water. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, most boating accidents occur because of excessive speed, lack of experience, and distractions. Do not drink and boat. It is against the law in California to operate a boat or water ski with a blood concentration (BAC) of 0.08%.
For more boating safety tips click here.