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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Halloween During the COVID Era Posted on Oct 29

Halloween During the COVID Era

Ordinarily, scary things on Halloween are confined to spooky movies, frightening costumes, and the possibility of tainted goodies, but this year COVID-19 presents additional concerns for trick-or-treaters and those giving out candy. Just as with other activities, precautions can be taken to make Halloween safe   …Continue Reading Halloween During the COVID Era

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Posted on Oct 29

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 25 – 31, 2020 – is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and their partners have organized this to heighten awareness   …Continue Reading National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: #BeCyberSmart Posted on Oct 21

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: #BeCyberSmart

These days the line between our real and online lives is becoming thinner and thinner each day as we are constantly connected to the internet. This is even more true during the pandemic where remote work, home-schooling, and online shopping have become the norm –   …Continue Reading Cybersecurity Awareness Month: #BeCyberSmart