CDC Recommends Mask Use In 3 CT Counties


CONNECTICUT — All eight Connecticut counties are now either in the medium or high Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning level for COVID-19 transmission. A week ago, only New London County was in the medium alert level and the rest were in a low warning level.

Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven counties are in the high warning level. The CDC recommends people wear masks indoors when in public.

The rest of the counties are in the medium warning level. The CDC recommends people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness talk to their doctor about wearing a mask in public and take other precautions.

“This latest CDC update is a reminder that Connecticut is in the midst of a swell from a subvariant of omicron,” said Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD. “DPH has been preparing for this since late March. And all the tools are in place—including vaccines and second boosters, Test to Treat locations, therapeutics, self-tests and state-supported testing—to help curb the severity of this illness. Residents should follow the CDC guidance for their respective county.”

The CDC issued new guidance in February that is based on COVID-19 transmission levels and hospital capacity.