EEE Update September 17, 2019
Due to a positive detection of EEE in a mosquito in the northwest quadrant of Cohasset, Plymouth County Mosquito Control conducted truck-mounted spraying town wide Friday morning August 30th between 2 AM and 5 AM. Additional follow-up spraying occurred Friday morning between 2 AM and 5 AM September 6th at the following locations: 60 Elm Street, Willcutt Commons, school parking lots at Sohier and Pond Streets, Sunrise Senior Living, parking lots at Wheelright Park and Whitney Woods and the parking lot at the Sailing Club on Lighthouse Lane. Recreational fields located on Bancroft Road, Beechwood Street, North Main Street and the playground on Ripley Road were sprayed on September 17, 2019. The extremely low dose product Duet will quickly dissipate in the applied area in 5 to 30 minutes. See the link to the Duet fact sheet below if you have questions.
The EEE risk level in Cohasset has been increased to moderate. DPH recommends that everyone should protect themselves from mosquito bites by staying indoors as much as possible from dusk to dawn during peak mosquito hours, applying insect repellent when outdoors, draining standing water where mosquitoes breed, and repairing screens and doors. August and September are the peak months for mosquito borne illness. Risk will decrease after the first hard frost – typically in early November. For up to date risk level maps and mosquito testing results visit: www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito
For more information about the pesticide (DUET) being used during the town wide spraying, please visit the Plymouth County Mosquito Control website at: https://0201.nccdn.net/4_2/000/000/017/e75/DuetQ-A2015.pdf
The Cohasset Board of Health has announced its schedule of Flu Clinics. Please click here to view the dates.
Beach Testing has concluded for the 2019 season.