July 1, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties 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.

Continuing Education

Each certified community health worker (CHW) applying for renewal shall complete a minimum of thirty hours of continuing education, including two hours focused on cultural competency, systemic racism or systemic oppression and two hours focused on social determinants of health.  At the time of renewal, the CHW will attest as to their compliance with this requirement.

 

The Department does not review and approve continuing education courses.  CHWs shall maintain certificates of completion of the activity and provide them to the Department only upon the Department's request.