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.

 

Air Quality

Air pollution can be a substantial trigger for people living with asthma, particularly in urban areas.  Exposure to air pollution early in life is linked to the development of asthma during childhood and adolescence.  Traffic-related air pollution in particular is associate with the development of asthma in children and can increase the chance of developing asthma in adults.

If this is a trigger for you, reducing your exposure to air pollution and limiting your time outdoors during poor air quality periods will help reduce your chance of an asthma attack.

Helpful links:

Connecticut Daily Air Quality Index (AQI)

CDC Asthma and Air Pollution

EPA's Air Now

AAFA Air Pollution and Asthma