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.

 

On January 6, 2022, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order 14B mandating that “covered LTC workers” of a “long-term care facility” (“facility” or “facilities”) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and if eligible under FDA or CDC guidance, receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by February 11, 2022. Special Act 22-1, signed into law on February 15, 2022, extended the compliance date to March 7, 2022. Facilities had to submit the requested information and Declaration of Compliance electronically through the DPH FLIS portal.

Facilities subject to Executive Order 14B must have reported compliance with Executive Order 14B by March 8, 2022, no later than 11:59p.m.

Pursuant to the Executive Order, a facility’s failure to timely report to DPH is a violation of the Order and subject to a civil penalty of up to $20,000 per day for each day the report is incomplete, or the attestation is unsigned.

Civil Penalties have been issued to non-compliant facilities. Please refer to the instructions on how to submit your remittance.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS for VIOLATION of EXECUTIVE ORDER 14B