February is usually the peak of flu season in Mobile. It's also when Mardi Gras is in full swing.
So local health officials are trying a new way to keep us safe from flu germs at Mardi Gras parades. Staff members will be handing out small bottles of hand sanitizers to the public prior to the start of some parades.
The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) wants to remind parade-goers to remember our area is not only at the height of flu season, but it is also facing an outbreak of Hepatitis A.
Please follow these steps while in the midst of large crowds:
And yes, they said parade barricades. That shouldn't be a foreign concept, because many of us use wipes at the store to disinfect grocery cart handles. Same thing!
(Photo: Mobile County Health Department)