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.

Press Releases

02/23/2022

Statement From Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD, Regarding Commissioner’s Order On Universal Masking Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 23, 2022

 

CONTACT:       Chris Boyle

Director of Communications

(860) 706-9654 – christopher.boyle@ct.gov

 

HARTFORD, Conn. —Today I signed a Commissioner’s Order which amends a current order in place regarding the universal masking requirement for schools, health care facilities, childcare facilities, correction facilities and indoor transportation hubs.

 

We have come extremely far thanks to the people of Connecticut who have gotten vaccinated and boosted, have worn masks, and who have been tested when experiencing symptoms. And while we may have to get used to ramping up our mitigation strategies for any future variants and likely on a seasonal basis, this order reinforces the fact that Connecticut continues to trend in the right direction in terms of COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates.

 

Please click here to view the complete Commissioner’s Order. 

 

 

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