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Connecticut COVID-19 Information
For more local, regional and national data please view the links below.
The below CDC Link includes information on prevention, symptoms, testing, illness, exposures and travel. You may also check your COVID-19 Community Level to determine individual-level prevention steps to take based on this level. Or, you may also want to complete your Personal COVID-19 Plan which may be found under the How to Protect Yourself and Others on this CDC Link.
The Past and the Future of COVID-19
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS Outbreak in 2003, but the two viruses are different. In order to differentiate these two viruses, the name COVID-19 was selected as the name for the virus and the disease that it causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) created the name for the virus – CO for corona, VI for virus, D for disease, and 19 for the year the outbreak was first recognized 2019.
Moving forward, while no one knows exactly what will occur, it is expected that COVID-19 will continue and become a routine virus similar to influenza, RSV and other more familiar viruses. Because these pathogens (germs) affect all, we will all need to work together to prevent, mitigate and respond to these future pandemics.*
*Jacob Lemieux MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
The CDC has a great deal of information on their website. In order to simplify access to this information, please see the catergorized resources below:
CT Department of Public Health
The Connecticut Department of Public Health also has important information for Connecticut residents. The number of confirmed Connecticut COVID-19 cases is updated each day and you will also find the current list of Emergency Orders and the Governor’s Executive Orders as well.