COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, August 5, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed New Haven, Fairfield, Litchfield and Middlesex Counties in the Medium/Yellow category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties are listed in the Low/Green category. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


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ASTHMA IN THE NEWS   

August 4

Join Allergy & Asthma Network for a look at asthma concerns as students return to school. They will offer a unique perspective with a panel presentation from a high school student and school nurse as they look at useful tips and vital concerns. Click Back to School with Asthma (New Webinar) | Allergy & Asthma Network (allergyasthmanetwork.org) to register.

 Speakers:

  • Regan Lloyd
  • Sally Schoessler

July 8

COVID-19 and Asthma: What Patients Need to Know

The COVID pandemic is scary for all people, but for those with asthma, there is great fear that they will have a worse outcome or be more likely to get COVID-19. It is important to know that currently there is no evidence of increased infection rates in those with asthma.

 

 July 1 

 "Summer Asthma and Warm Weather: Know what to do!"

 People often ask: “Does summer make asthma worse?” or “Why is my asthma worse in the summer?”  Some people with asthma may experience fewer symptoms and flare-ups during the summer. Others may experience an increase in asthma symptoms leading to full-blown summer asthma attacks. Hot and humid weather and exposure to pollens, mold spores and air pollution could cause asthma symptoms to flare. Warm weather activities such as  playing sports, exercising and camping could also lead to increased respiratory problems.


 May 9

 

 The Quintero family connected to Building for Health through the State of Connecticut’s Putting on     AIRS asthma education program and has since connected to other partners in the program. The   family  reached out to Putting on AIRS for help after noticing their 6-year-old daughter Emily’s asthma   symptoms were getting worse. Click Building for Health: Peace of Mind for Emily and Family to read     the full story.