EEE Prompts Groton Parks and Rec to Cancel Outdoor Evening Activities

A day after the Ledge Light Health District issued a warning to limit outdoor activities because of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Groton Parks and Recreation is canceling use of fields after 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, officials from the Ledge Light Health District said that mosquitoes trapped in Groton and Ledyard have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE.

The Town of Groton administration, as well as the Town Council and Groton Public Schools discussed the notice from Ledge Light Health District and determined that it is “in the best interest of protecting the health of the community to limit exposure to mosquitoes by restricting evening activities to end by 6:30 pm daily,” according to the Town of Groton Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

They said the department is cancelling any previously approved use of fields after 6:30 p.m. “until a determination is made that such use is again safe.”

They said they will work to reschedule previously scheduled games and practices.

Ledyard has altered school sports schedules over concerns about EEE. 

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