Mosquito Spray and EEE

September 6, 2020.  According to the Dept. of Public Health, Massachusetts is in the second year of an outbreak of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis).  They state further that children may continue to spend time outdoors during the day wearing repellent, long sleeves, long pants and socks when possible but should avoid being outdoors between dusk and dawn.  EEE is a rare but very serious disease that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  encourage all parents to apply insect repellant each day before sending your child to school.  

The MA DPH provides helpful information for preventing mosquito bites here

An EPA Picaridin Facts Sheet is available here for your review. We will be purchasing a product that contains Picaridin based on the recommendation of our School Physician for as needed application by school staff in each school.  Parents will be sent an opt-out notification via email later this week.