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EEE Having Little Effect on Westborough High Teams

Most events happen 'well before dusk,' AD says.

sports schedule has "not been affected too much" by the town's EEE threat level being high, Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo said today.

On Aug. 17, Westborough officials closed all recreation fields, all school fields and all town parks at sunset until further notice, one day after .

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health elevated the threat level because human-biting, EEE-postive mosquitoes have been found here.

The Westborough public schools' first day of school was Wednesday.

Rangers teams are scrimmaging, and games start next week.

DiCarlo noted that WHS teams typically practice after school; only two or three go beyond 5:30 p.m.

"For the one or two teams that may have a later slot, we just are making sure they are off the fields by dusk and that all teams have bug spray available to them," she said.

"It is definitely a serious situation, but luckily most of our events occur well before dusk."

WHS home games start at 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m., DiCarlo said.

"The only ones that may be affected are JV field hockey, but we would shorten their game if needed," she said.

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