Until Further notice the Board of Public Works has ordered all Town Parks closed at 7:30 pm (dusk to dawn) due to the high risk of EEE in our area. Thank you for your cooperation. This will be strictly enforced.
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On July 23, 2019, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that EEE virus was detected in mosquitoes collected from Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
As of August 2, 2019 MDPH has updated Fairhaven's status to HIGH RISK. Read the full release here: EEE High Risk Press Release
Due to the elevated concern for EEE in mosquitos in our area, MDPH and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced that both ground and aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in specific areas of southeastern Massachusetts, including Fairhaven. Read the August 20 Press Release
AERIAL SPRAYING/GROUND SPRAYING
UPDATE AS OF 8/21/2019:
Aerial mosquito spraying is scheduled to begin this evening 8/21/2019 at 8pm and will continue for several nights in parts of Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Please review the list of affected communities at https://www.mass.gov/guides/aerial-mosquito-control-summer-2019#-affecte...
UPDATE AS OF 8/13/2019:
A message from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:
The first round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes in areas of southeastern Massachusetts has been successfully completed as of Sunday, August 11. 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 cancelling outdoor activities in the hours from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
To achieve maximal effectiveness, a second round of aerial spraying will take place in the coming weeks in the southeast region. Follow-up mosquito testing data will determine which communities will be in the second spray zone. Please check back here for further updates as those plans are finalized.
You may call the BCMCP office at 508-823-5253 between the hours of 8am-2pm. Please be patient as the line will be very busy. You may fax a request to 508-828-1868 or email a request to RequestBristolMCP@comcast.net. Please include your last name, full address including zip code with your request.
For questions or concerns please call the Board of Health at 508-979-4023 ext. 125 or 130 (Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30 pm)