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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Update on EEE Risk/Field & Golf Course Closings - September 17, 2019

As of Sept. 16th at 2:00 pm , the Town of Natick has been informed that aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Natick has been completed. Windows may now be re-opened. As a reminder, this will aid in the reduction of the adult mosquito population but will not completely eliminate the risk of EEE. Residents should continue to take personal protective measures and avoid the hours of peak mosquito activity.

The closing time of 6:00 pm for all athletic fields in Sassamon Trace Golf Course remains in effect until the first HARD FROST of the season.

At this time, the EEE Risk Level Category for the Town of Natick remains MODERATE, as determined by the MA Department of Public Heath. 

Public health officials are closely monitoring the situation, and the status will be reviewed with Commonwealth agencies.  The public health of our children and residents is paramount.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.  We will be removing restrictions at the first available opportunity. 

It remains critically important for people to continue to take personal precautions against mosquito bites. These steps include using EPA-approved bug spray, wearing long sleeves and pants outdoors to reduce exposed skin, and cancelling outdoor activities in the hours from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/guides/eee-in-massachusetts

Residents with specific concerns about EEE and aerial spraying should contact the MDPH 24-hour hot line at 617-983-6800.

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