Recent news reports from across Massachusetts have indicated various regions within the State have found mosquitoes that have tested positive for the EEE virus. The Town of Littleton continues to be a Low Risk Community as designated by the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The EEE risk map can be found at http://www.mosquitoresults.com/Recommendations for low risk communities include:
- Wearing mosquito repellent between dusk to dawn
- Wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed toes shoes from dusk to dawn
- Use mosquito netting on baby carriages and playpens
As an added precaution Littleton Parks and Recreation sprayed the following locations on June 4th
, 2019, August 13th
, 2019, and will be spraying this upcoming week on a date to be determined soon.
- Long Lake Beach. 20 Town Road, Littleton, MA 01460. The grotto of trees behind the playground is also part of the park.
- Fay Park. On Foster street, Littleton, MA. Across the street from the Littleton Fire department.
- Park at 300 King Street. Located at 300 King St. Littleton, MA 01460
- St. Anne Field. 75 King St., Littleton, MA 01460
- Shattuck Field. 33 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460. Field located directly behind Town Hall.
We are also asking youth sports coaches to carry mosquito spray at evening practices and games for the teams to have access to.
We will continue with our current practice and game schedules at this time, and will continue to monitor our EEE risk rating with the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services with the intent of reconsidering our course of action if our rating changes.