Lyme Disease Awareness Month Activities

In-person Lyme Disease Awareness Month activities are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 situation in Maine and Governor Mills' Stay Safer At Home Order. See Maine CDC's Facebook and Twitter profiles for more information on Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases throughout the month of May.

In order to promote Lyme Disease Awareness Month (LDAM) in May, the following materials have been developed for inclusion in newsletters:

 

Do you have children ages 5 to 14 years old? Maine CDC developed tick curricula including videos and activities for children to help them learn more about ticks, the diseases they can spread, and prevention.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month Poster Contest 2020

The theme for the 11th annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest is: Tick Tock

Posters should illustrate at least one of the four personal prevention techniques:

  1. Use of EPA approved repellent
  2. Wear protective clothing
  3. Perform daily tick checks
  4. Use caution in tick infested areas

For more information about tick prevention, please visit https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-borne/lyme/tick-prevention-and-property-management.shtml.

Below are the 2019 "Tick Aware and Tick Alert" poster contest winners:

K-1 winner:
Addie Knieser
1st grade
Stratton School
Addie's poster
Grade 2-3 winner
Alaina Kachnovich
3rd grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary
Alaina's poster
Grade 4-5 winner
Natasha McDonald
4th grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary
Natasha's poster
Honorable Mention winner
Patrick Libby
3rd grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary
Patrick's poster

2020 Governor's Proclamation of May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month (PDF)

Lyme Poster Gallery

 

Lyme Disease Awareness Month partners for 2020 include:

Boothbay Region YMCA Healthy Androscoggin
Healthy Maine Works Maine Public Health Association
Maine Medical Association Maine Summer Camps
Maine Osteopathic Association A Climate to Thrive
Maine Environmental Education Association Professional Logging Contractors of Maine
Maine Association of Nonprofits Great Schools Partnership
Katahdin Area Boy Scout Council Maine Professional Guides Association
Pine Tree Boy Scout Council Maine Bowhunters Association
Maine Veterinary Medical Association Healthy Acadia
Kennebec Valley YMCA Maine Senior College Network
WFST Radio Association of State Wetland Managers
Coffin Elementary School WGAN Radio
Maine Recreation and Park Association Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
Friends of Maine Coastal Islands Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Cathance River Educational Alliance Maine Primary Care Association
Central Lincoln County YMCA Cape Elizabeth Land Trust