Human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been reported in the footprint of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The MIAA encourages all fans and participants of athletic events hosted at MIAA institutions to take precautions provided by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to prevent mosquito bites.
The decision to move game times to help avoid the peak mosquito-biting times (dusk to dawn) will be up to each MIAA institution. The MIAA will continue to monitor the information available to determine if moving contests is an appropriate measure for all the member institutions.
The members of the MIAA have taken recommended precautions by providing mosquito repellent to all student-athletes and spectators, eliminating any standing water on their campuses, and spraying insecticides on and around outdoor venues.
The MIAA encourages taking personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites including wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors, and applying insect repellent with DEET or other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-registered products on exposed skin.