CDC recommends masks in 6 CT counties after they reach ‘High’ category for COVID

Latest recommendations as COVID-19 surges in CT
Published: Jan. 6, 2023 at 2:54 PM EST
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(WFSB) – The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) is recommending six Connecticut counties to mask up after they reached the “High” community level for COVID-19.

Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland, and Windham Counties have a “High” community level of COVID-19, the CDC said.

Fairfield and New London Counties are listed in the CDC’s “Medium/Yellow” category.

The CDC is recommending people in those counties to wear high-quality masks or respirators in indoor spaces.

The State Department of Public Health (DPH) said Connecticut is experiencing a COVID-19 surge.

DPH is recommending all residents to mask up indoors.

According to the state, Connecticut’s most recent COVID-19 positivity rate is 17.36-percent over the last seven days. The numbers were released on Thursday.

Connecticut's COVID-19 data for January 5.
Connecticut's COVID-19 data for January 5.(State of Connecticut)

“If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed,” the CDC said.

For more COVID-19 information from the CDC, click here.