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Is it safe to trick-or-treat this Halloween?

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The FINANCIAL — Kaiser Permanente health expert offers advice to safeguard children’s health. With Halloween approaching, many parents are rightfully asking whether it’ll be safe for their kids to trick-or-treat this year as COVID-19 continues to dominate the news.…

AOA issues warning against illegally sold contact lenses

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The FINANCIAL — Insecure, illicit, infectious—three I’s no one wants near their eyes, which is why the AOA is issuing a Halloween warning against illegally sold contact lenses and urging doctors to report such retailers. As Americans still grapple with an ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency that has prompted calls to cancel large social gatherings and…

Walmart launches 140 contact-free events for families

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The FINANCIAL — In communities across the country, Walmart and its customers made the most of a socially distanced summer with Walmart’s free Drive-in Movie series. As customers turn the corner from summer to fall, Walmart knows they’ll be faced with a ‘new normal’ that isn’t quite how they hoped to end the year. That’s why,…

CDC Halloween guidelines warn about high risk activities

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The FINANCIAL — As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, CDC offers the considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. The considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must…