New London is holding its annual Halloween event indoors due to concerns about Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The event will be held indoors at the Garde Arts Center on State Street.
A news release from the mayor’s office says Mayor Mike Passero consulted local and state health officials and it has been determined that the EEE virus risk is considered low but it is still active, making reasonable precautions necessary.
The Annual Halloween Town Youth Event will be on Friday, Oct 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center, at 325 State St. and the Gallery Spaces on that block.
The mayor is urging parents to use safety precautions as children travel to, participate in and leave the event, including wearing shoes, socks, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts and consider using mosquito repellent when it is necessary to be outdoors, then wash treated skin when returning indoors.