COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Jan. 20, 2023: The CDC has listed six Connecticut Counties—Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland and Windham Counties—in the High/Orange category as part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Levels update. Fairfield and New London Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category.  Because all eight Connecticut counties are either in the High or Medium categories, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


Please visit covidtests.gov to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Radon Program

The CT DPH Radon Program’s mission is to promote radon awareness, testing, mitigation, and radon-resistant new construction (RRNC) throughout the state in order to reduce the number of radon-induced lung cancer deaths in Connecticut.

2023 National Radon Action Month
Local Health Partners

FREE radon in air test kits are available in limited quantities while supplies last at participating local health departments/districts. To see if your local health department/district has partnered with us this year, please view the following map:

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An interactive version of this map can be found here: 2023 National Radon Action Month - Local Health Partners

 

2022-2023 RADON POSTER CONTEST RESULTS

FIRST PLACE: BRI O. - WHEELER MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTH STONINGTON
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SECOND PLACE: ELOISE P., WHEELER MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTH STONINGTON
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THIRD PLACE: CHARLOTTE B. - WHEELER MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTH STONINGTON
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HONORABLE MENTION: ELYSE O. - WHEELER MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTH STONINGTON
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*** Check out our 2022 PSA posters in English and Spanish! ***

Check out our video demonstrating how to test your home for Radon!

You can purchase a low cost test kit from the American Lung Association of New England. 

Call 1-800-586-4872 or visit their Radon Test Kit Store

 

Contact the Radon Program via email at DPH.RadonReports@ct.gov or by calling (860) 509-7300

 


Program Initiatives

In order to reduce the number of radon-induced lung cancer deaths in CT, the Radon Program focuses on the following activities:

  • Providing technical assistance to local health departments, local building officials, realtors, home inspectors, other state agencies, and the general public about radon;

  • Overseeing radon measurement activities in all public schools; and providing technical guidance and assistance to private industry, school officials, and local health departments;

  • Conducting education and outreach campaigns throughout the year, particularly during January, which is designated as National Radon Action Month;

  • Compiling and maintaining lists of radon measurement and mitigation professionals who have been certified by the two national non-profit organizations (AARST-National Radon Proficiency Program and the National Radon Safety Board); and referring the general public to those professionals;

  • Collaborating with local health departments, private industry, other state agencies, and other non-profit organizations to promote radon awareness, testing, mitigation and radon-resistant new construction activities throughout Connecticut.  The program currently works with the American Lung Association, the CT Department of Consumer Protection, real estate professionals, local health departments, the CT Department of Economic and Community Development, the CT State Department of Education, and the CT Department of Public Works;

  • Collaborating with the CT State Department of Education to incorporate radon-resistant new construction features in all newly built schools throughout the state;

  • Collaborating with the Department of Economic and Community Development and private industry to test for radon gas, and mitigate high levels of radon in homes receiving assistance through Community Development Block Grant funds; and

  • Developing policies, protocols, and educational opportunities for the industry to promote the quality of radon-related activities