UPDATE (10/30): Eastern Equine Encephalitis
With temperatures dropping in the region, the threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious but uncommon mosquito-borne illness, is beginning to lessen. Beginning Monday, November 4, the University will resume normal scheduling of athletic and outdoor activities while continuing to urge the WPI Community to always take active protective measures to prevent mosquito bites and reduce risk.
- Limit exposure outdoors from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
- Use an appropriate mosquito repellent.
- Wear long sleeves and long pants when outside.
- Remove standing water from places like gutters and outdoor planters where mosquitoes often multiply.
- Move outdoor events indoors whenever possible.
- Use screens in windows to keep mosquitoes out.