EEE case

Confirmation of case of EEE
Posted on 09/06/2019
Dear LS Families and Students,

By now you have received a reverse 911 call confirming a Sudbury resident has contracted the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. A copy of the reverse 911call text is attached. The town has also issued a press release after the Department of Public Health upgraded Sudbury’s risk level to “Critical.”

The following measures are being undertaken to mitigate risk posed by mosquito bites:

1. Spraying at LS is scheduled for this Monday or Tuesday (weather permitting) after dusk.
2. No outside school activities on campus after dusk.
3. No school activities at any time in the woods until further notice.
4. Mosquito repellent spray or wristbands will be available for use at school.

Other precautionary measures include wearing long sleeves, long pants and use of mosquito repellent as appropriate. Additional information on safety precautions can be found on the Town of Sudbury and Massachusetts Department of Public Health websites.

The two products being sprayed are Mavrik Perimeter, which will be applied via backpack sprayers at schools and fields. Anvil 10+10 will also be applied using a truck-mounted sprayer along town roadways. To read the safety data sheet for Mavrik Perimeter or Anvil 10+10, visit the town’s Department of Health website.

Questions regarding mosquito spraying on campus may be referred to the Sudbury Department of Health at health@sudbury.ma.us (978-440-5479) or MDPH 24/7 epidemiologist on call at 617-983-6800.

LS will continue to coordinate with Town and State officials, SPS, and other community partners and provide updates as they become available.

Sincerely,

Bella Wong

Superintendent/Principal