Summer Safety

Enjoy the outdoors and stay safe during warm weather!

Summertime food safety 

Did you know warmer weather cause foodborne germs to thrive? Whether you're planning a summer cookout, a holiday celebration or a camping trip, make sure your plans include food safety. 

General food safety (Wisconsin Department of Health Services) 
Get ready to grill safely (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Food delivery safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Hot weather and the sun

Heat and humidity can be dangerous. You can protect yourself and family in extreme temperatures. The best way to avoid skin cancer is to avoid being outdoors in intense sunlight for too long and practice sun safety when you are outdoors.  

Heat-related health and safety tips (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)
Keep your cool in hot weather (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 
Sun safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Mosquito & tick protection 

Protect yourself and your family from tick and mosquito bites. 

Protecting your family from mosquitoes and ticks (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)
Fight the bite: Prevent tick bites (Wisconsin Department of Health Services) 
Lyme disease in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)
West Nile Virus (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Preparing for emergencies & disasters (link to page)