June 24, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven County are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

The Environmental Health Section (EHS) is comprised of ten programs, which are diverse in their scope, and oversight of both regulated and unregulated professions/entities. The section works closely with local health departments and a licensed workforce of practitioners to provide technical assistance, training, and risk assessment on emerging environmental health issues. EHS also manages the initial licensure of environmental health practitioners, and assures regulatory activities are executed in accordance with established standards of practice, regulations, and statutes.

Programs within EHS include:

·         Asbestos

·         Environmental Engineering

            o   On-Site Subsurface Sewage Systems

            o   Mausoleums, Crematories and Private Burial Grounds

·         Environmental Laboratory Certification

·         Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment

            o   Environmental Public Health Tracking

            o   Toxicology

            o   Occupational Health

            o   Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

            o   Indoor Environmental Air Quality

·         Environmental Practitioner Licensure

·         Food Protection

·         Lead and Healthy Homes

·         Private Wells

·         Radon

·         Recreation

            o   Bathing areas

            o   Beaches

            o   Public pools

            o   Family campgrounds