UPDATE: State Raises Framingham EEE Level to Critical; 5th Case of EEE State Reported in Ashland

FRAMINGHAM – Yesterday, September 5, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health notified Ashland town officials an Ashland resident is the fifth confirmed human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

As a result, Massachusetts DPH has raised Ashland’s risk level to “critical” yesterday. 

Framingham is NOW also at a critical level.

Tonight’s picnic at Bowditch Field will now end at 6 p.m., according to school officials.

Framingham Health Director “Sam Wong is calling an emergency meeting of the BOH to consider making a mandatory prohibition of events after dusk at city owned properties,” according to the City.

UPDATE: Board of Health voted to “prohibit outdoor events from dusk to dawn in all City-owned facilities.” 

From the City of Framingham: Residents are advised to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Wear long-sleeved clothing and socks and use appropriate insect repellents. Repair damaged windows and door screens and remove standing water from areas around your home. It is strongly recommended to refrain from outdoor activities from dusk to dawn when mosquito activity is at its highest. For more information, please go to the Mass.gov website and search for mosquito-borne diseases.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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