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.

Agency Strategic Plan




As part of the Connecticut Department of Public Health's (DPH) ongoing strategic planning efforts, in June 2018 agency staff and external partners and stakeholders participated in a facilitated, half-day session to review and update the agency’s strategic plan and strategic map based on progress made towards goals since the previous strategic plan was adopted in 2013. Participants reaffirmed the agency’s vision, mission, and organizational values, conducted an environmental scan, and set priorities and direction for the agency for the next five years. In September 2018, DPH made final edits to the strategic map to take effect in 2019. An overview of the agency’s strategic planning process, participants, methods used for review, and steps in the planning process are provided in the Strategic Plan Process and Summary document.

The Strategic Map is the foundation for the formal agency Strategic Plan and facilitates implementation of agency strategic planning efforts. It is updated every other year as part of the agency’s continuous strategic planning process to reflect emerging public health issues and changes in the operating environment.