[Eastontowncrier] Important Announcements: Mosquitoes and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Easton Town Crier eastontowncrier at list.easton.ma.us
Thu Aug 8 15:46:14 UTC 2019

Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) have announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of southeastern Massachusetts, including portions of Easton, beginning tonight, Thursday, August 8, 2019, due to the high risk for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. We are encouraging residents to visit DPH's website<https://www.mass.gov/guides/aerial-mosquito-control-summer-2019> for the latest updates on spraying, DPH's press release<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/document/326b39ea-37b9-e911-a2d2-000c29a59557/2019-08-06%20DPH%20EEE%20press%20annoucement> for more information on the chemical the state has chosen and the precautions they are recommending, and the aerial spraying map<https://massnrc.org/spray-map/>.  Please also visit the Easton Board of Health's mosquito control webpage<https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/board_of_health/hot_topic_-_mosquito_control.php> for additional information and ways to stay safe from mosquito-borne diseases.
Board of Health Votes to Restrict Outdoor Activities from Dusk through Dawn
On Wednesday, August, 7, 2019, in response to the high risk threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Easton Board of Health, pursuant to the Code of the Town of Easton, Chapter 332<https://www.ecode360.com/32676006>, voted to restrict outdoor activities on all public property and all private property that is used for locally sponsored youth activities, including but not limited to youth sports leagues, from dusk to dawn, in accordance with the times listed in the Massachusetts Arbovirus Response Plan<https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/document/c631f657-ceb7-e911-a2d2-000c29a59557/2019%20Recommended%20Activity%20Cancellation%20Time>, effective immediately and until further notice.  For more information please visit the Easton Board of Health's mosquito control webpage<https://www.easton.ma.us/departments/board_of_health/hot_topic_-_mosquito_control.php>.

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