The Arlington Soccer Club has been in touch with the Town of Arlington Department of Health and Human Services regarding the threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). The Department of Health and Human Services has released the following statement:
“Currently, Arlington is at low risk for EEE virus and moderate risk for WNV, therefore it is not necessary for evening activities to be cancelled at this time.”
For soccer practices and games that take place during peak mosquito activity (dusk to dawn), the Town of Arlington recommends all participants wear insect repellent with DEET and protective clothing.
The health and safety of our players is the top priority of the Arlington Soccer Club. Should any families choose to keep their players home out of concern for their safety, those players will not be penalized for their absence.
We will be monitoring statements from the Town of Arlington closely. Should there be any changes to current recommendations, we will respond accordingly.
For more information please see the statement issued by the Town of Arlington Department of Health and Human Services.
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