Safety resources for holiday celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Fayetteville, N.C.) – People may seek out options for safe holiday celebrations because many professional fireworks shows are canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is a message to provide options for celebrating during a time when ‘normal’ is not possible. Both the City of Fayetteville Fire and Police Departments recommend you know the law about legal fireworks in North Carolina and possible penalties for violations, see the state law here: https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_54.pdf
- What’s illegal: devices that detonate, explode, spin, and propel themselves through the air
According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year. This year you’re encouraged to try the NFPA’s alternative options for July 4th celebrations, see those here: English Fireworks tips, Spanish Fireworks tips. Glow sticks, crafts, or movie night are recommended ways to celebrate.
Fayetteville City leaders hope all celebrations are safe and enjoyable. Wearing a mask is encouraged anytime you are in public as we want to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.