May 20, 2022: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed six Connecticut Counties in the High/Orange category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Fairfield and Tolland Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents in these counties should wear a mask indoors in public; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for residents who are at high risk for severe illness. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

HEARTSafe Program

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), in collaboration with the American Heart Association, aim to help Connecticut's municipalities, workplaces and campuses improve the chances of survival to anyone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest.

110 of the 169 Connecticut municipalities are designated HeartSAFE Communities, and 11 Connecticut businesses are designated HeartSAFE Workplaces.  These designations are awarded through an application process.  Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions and the downloadable applications.

University of Connecticut (UConn) achieves HEARTSafe Campus designation at the Storrs and regional campuses as well as UConn Law.

 HeartSafe Campus

From left, UConn firefighter Benjamin Roper, UConn senior Justin Pedneault '19 (NUR) and Raffaella Coler, Director of the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services. (Mike Enright/UConn Photo).

Contact Steve Hotchkiss with questions or for more information on becoming a HEARTSafe Community, HEARTSafe Workplace, or HEARTSafe Campus.

For information pertaining to the prevention of heart disease and stroke, please visit our Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Home Page.