(WTNH) — School districts across Connecticut have taken precautions for athletic games that are taking place outside and in the evening hours due to the concern of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne illness.
The State of Connecticut Department of Health has distributed information to prevent contracting EEE, which has been identified in 12 towns: Chester, Haddam, Hampton, Groton, Killingworth, Ledyard, Madison, North Stonington, Plainfield, Shelton, Stonington, and Voluntown. Horses have tested positive for EEE virus in Colchester and Columbia this season, and the virus has been detected in a flock of wild pheasants
The following school districts have adjusted their athletic and after school schedules or have issued information:
- Clinton, CT
Clinton School District
All fields closed from 6 p.m. until dawn
- East Haddam, CT
Nathan Hale-Ray High School
All athletic games to end before dusk
- Groton, CT
Groton School District
Curfew at 6 p.m.
- Montville, CT
Montville School District
Practices held until 5:30 p.m., games end by dusk
No use of fields before dusk and after dusk
- Youth leagues ending practice and games at 6:30 p.m.
- New London, CT
New London High School
All city-sponsored or supervised outdoor activities will end by dusk (6:15 p.m.)
- North Stonington, CT
North Stonington School District
5 p.m. / 6 p.m. curfew
- Norwich, CT
Norwich Technical High School
Restricting evening activities to end at 6:30 p.m. daily or at dusk
- Salem / East Lyme, CT
Avoid outdoor activity between dusk until dawn
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- Stonington, CT
Stonington High School
Avoid outdoor activities from one hour before dusk and one hour after dawn
- Waterford, CT
Waterford High School
Athletic practice ends by 6:30 p.m. and game times moved earlier starting at 4:15 p.m.
- Westbrook, CT
Westbrook High School
Minimize outdoor activities from dusk to dawn
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