COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Jan. 27, 2023: The CDC has listed three Connecticut Counties—Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties—in the High/Orange category as part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Levels update. Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category.  Because all eight Connecticut counties are either in the High or Medium categories, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


Please visit covidtests.gov 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 ct.gov/coronavirus.

Legionellosis

(Legionnaires' disease, Pontiac fever, and extrapulmonary legionellosis)

Legionellosis includes three clinically distinct illnesses, Legionnaires’ disease, Pontiac fever, and extrapulmonary legionellosis, that are all caused by exposure to Legionella bacteria. Legionnaires’ disease most commonly presents as pneumonia. Pontiac fever is a milder, influenza-like illness, and extrapulmonary legionellosis happens when there is disease outside the lungs, (e.g., heart) and diagnostic testing reveals evidence of Legionella at that site.


About Legionella

Surveillance in Connecticut

Information for Patients and the Public

Information for Healthcare Providers and Facilities

Healthcare-Associated Legionnaires' Disease

Epidemiologic Investigation

Environmental Investigation

Information for Building Owners

Water Management Program 

Resources

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This page last updated 3/19/2021.