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BOE addresses EEE virus concerns

BOE addresses EEE virus concerns


The Berlin Public Schools has been in constant communications over the past two weeks with the Central Connecticut Health District, which serves the towns of Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield and Berlin. Throughout this time the health district has made recommendations for best practices in minimizing the potential hazard of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEE).

The Central Connecticut Health District position has remained consistent, advising personal precautions and not adjusting game, practice and competition schedules for events occurring in Berlin.

We have taken additional precautions with field trips and events that are occurring outside of Berlin by rescheduling them to a later date should it be possible.

Please know that when times and/or dates are changed for games or competitions taking place in Berlin we are either accommodating other schools or dealing with the limited availability of officials.

Once the first hard frost occurs all events should remain at their scheduled time and the current personal precautions will no longer be necessary.

The Berlin Board of Education always values the safety of all students. We encourage you to attend our next board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m., at the Berlin High School auditorium.

-- From the Berlin BOE