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New Britain lifts outdoor evening activity curfew set after EEE concerns

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced Tuesday all evening activities in the city can now be scheduled past 6:00 p.m.

Health officials from the city of New Britain have determined that the mosquito population in the area has decreased after the cool weather over the weekend.

“The first frost over the weekend has definitely helped reduce the mosquito population around our area. Which is why the Director of Health is advising me that city evening activities including school sports can schedule activities past 6:00 p.m.,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

Related: EEE virus found in 26 Connecticut towns

Late last month, New Britain ended all outdoor school-sponsored activities by 5:30 p.m.

Residents are still asked to take precautions from being bitten, which includes using bug spray containing DEET, wearing long sleeves, and cleaning out containers that are holding still-standing water.

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