EEE and Outside Activities

September 26, 2019

Dear Somers Parents and Staff,

I am sure you are aware that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infected mosquitos have haven been found in the state. We are monitoring this situation with the First Selectman, our health officials, and other professionals in the area and are taking the following precautionary measures.
  • All outside school activities, including athletic practices and games, will end by 6:00 pm.
  • All outside Parks and Recreation activities will end by 6:00 pm.
  • Activities and athletics games may be rescheduled or have earlier start times.

The North Central District Health Department recommends the following:   “prevent mosquitoes from biting you by wearing long-sleeves and pants if you are outdoors at dusk or dawn, using insect repellent according to manufacturer’s instructions, repairing any holes in window and door screens and removing stagnant water around your home.” 

While no mosquitos have tested positive for EEE in Somers, the School District Leadership Team and local government officials will continue to monitor the situation and make necessary adjustments as warranted.