Dear School Community,
Pembroke Public Schools in collaboration with the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project will spray the Pembroke High School grounds to lower the risk of people encountering EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) infected mosquitos in those specific areas. Although Pembroke remains at a MODERATE risk for EEE, this spraying is being done out of an abundance of caution with regard to the risk of EEE.
It remains critically important for people in communities at critical, high, and moderate risk for EEE to continue to take personal precautions against mosquito bites. These steps include using EPA-approved bug spray, wearing long sleeves and pants outdoors to reduce exposed skin, and limiting outdoor activities in the hours from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
The Pembroke High School grounds will be sprayed between approximately 2:00 AM and sunrise on September 16 or September 17, 2021.
We have posted this message because the Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act requires parents, staff, and students to receive the Massachusetts Pesticide Bureau Consumer Information bulletin whenever pesticide applications are being made on the property of your school, daycare center, or school-age child care program. This bulletin is being provided to you along with a Standard Written Notification form and a Pesticide Specific Factsheet. Please see the attached informational documents provided by the Department of Agriculture Resources and the National Pesticide Information Center.
Per the Control Project, the fields will be ready to use the next day after spraying. Any questions regarding this spraying, EEE, and overall health-related questions should be directed to the Pembroke Board of Health.
Thanks for your attention to this.