Governor Brown is requiring masks to be worn in public indoor and outdoor settings statewide to help stop the spread of the Delta variant. The Governor is also encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Find out how to get vaccinated locally at Jackson County Health and Human Services website

Holiday Safety

Winter holidays are a special time of year when families and friends gather together, but winter also creates a greater risk for fire in our homes.  By following the safety tips here, you can ensure a safe holiday season for you and yours.

This is a demonstration showing how flammable a dry Christmas tree can be as opposed to a tree watered regularly. This test was conducted by NFPA and Underwriters Laboratories.

Here's a few tips to prevent a fire like this from occurring in your home:

  • Make a fresh cut in the trunk at least 2" from the end.
  • Place water in the tree stand immediately and keep it full.
  • Keep the tree at last three feet from any heat source or open flame like candles, heaters and fireplaces.
  • Only use lights that listed such as UL and are in good repair.
  • Always turn the lights off before leaving.

Find more information on these tip sheets:  Winter Holiday Safety or Christmas Tree Safety

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