The CDC recommends the use of masks in 3 CT districts

CONNECTICUT – All eight Connecticut counties are now at medium or high alert level of the COVID-19 Disease Control and Prevention Center. A week ago, only New London County was at a medium alert level, and the rest were at a low alert level.

Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven counties are on high alert. The CDC recommends that people wear masks indoors when in public.

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

“This latest CDC update is a reminder that Connecticut is in the midst of a rise from the omicron subvariant,” said Connecticut Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD. DPH has been preparing for this since the end of March. And all the tools are in place — including vaccines and other boosters, Test to Treat sites, therapies, self-testing and state-supported testing — to reduce the severity of the disease. Residents should follow CDC guidelines for its district. “

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

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