COVID-19 Community Levels Update, March 17, 2023: The CDC has listed all eight Connecticut counties in the Low/Green category as part of its weekly Community Levels update. People who are at a high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Please visit to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at


Federal Resources
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Information regarding asbestos hazards, regulations, publications and resources. EPA logo
  • Vermiculite Information on vermiculite, an asbestos-containing mineral that was once often used in insulation.
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Information and additional links about recognition, evaluation and control of asbestos hazards. (OSHA)

Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR): Learn about the health effects of asbestos exposure, the types of asbestos exposure, and what to do if you believe that you've been exposed.

 Asbestos Cancer Information

State of Connecticut Resources 
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Information on hazardous waste, including asbestos, disposal.
Department of Labor Information on worker safety.

Department of Public Health, Environmental Laboratory Certification

This program approves and/or certifies all environmental laboratories (private, municipal, and state operated) which test drinking water, sewage, solid waste, soil, air, food, and other  environmental samples for bacteria, inorganics, organics, and radio-chemicals in Connecticut.

Potential Funding Sources - Limited resources are available, many programs are "income eligible" Limited resources are available, many programs are "income eligible". Also see Home Energy Solutions - Core Services | Energize Connecticut (

Designated Person’s Self Study Guide -Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools regulation (Section 19a-333-1 through Section 19a-333-13) requires each local education agency to designate a person to ensure that the requirements related to these regulations are properly implemented.  The US Environmental Protection Agency developed this Study Guide for training “Designated Persons”. The original Study Guide (EPA 9: O/R 93-023) published January 1996 has been modified to incorporate specific requirements contained within the DPH regulation.



Suggested maintenance and precautions for asbestos containing floor coverings.


Regulatory interpretation regarding intact removal of non-friable asbestos-containing materials.


Request to perform asbestos abatement while school is in session.  


Regulatory interpretations regarding post abatement reoccupancy criteria (August 2010).