Coronavirus Resource Center
What Connecticut Needs To Know
Connecticut Public is continually updating this page with the most recent information about the COVID-19 virus, its spread, vaccination, and what you can do to keep yourself and those around you healthy.
State & Federal Recommendations
- Get the latest guidance regarding COVID-19, testing, and vaccines at the Connecticut COVID-19 Response portal here.
- Want to know if you need a booster? Check out the CDC's chart breaking down whether you're up to date with your vaccine and booster.
- The Centers for Disease Control have released a COVID-19 Community Levels tool, and has updated their guidance based on whether a Community Level is Low, Medium, or High. Find out about your community here.
- The Biden-Harris administration has released a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19, focused on free testing available to all Americans, effective and equitable distribution of vaccines, evidence-based guidance for states and communities on navigating the pandemic, and ensuring the safety of older Americans and other high-risk individuals. Learn more about the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19.
Connecticut's COVID-19 positivity rate on Wednesday was 9.4%. State officials report 424 people hospitalized, a decrease of 79 people over the last seven days.
Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have the lowest rate of long COVID – less than 23% of people who had COVID reported having long COVID.
The federal government allocated $10 million for long COVID research, and some of that money is arriving in Connecticut, including at Yale and UConn.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a new COVID-19 omicron subvariant called XBB.1.5 is the dominant variant in the Northeast and accounts for nearly one-third of new COVID cases nationwide.
Frankie & Johnny: Dec. 9, 2022. Topics this week include the legalization of marijuana in Connecticut for recreational use, bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for young children and settlement talks in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Black man severely injured in police custody.
More COVID-19 Resources
Distance Learning Resources
While Connecticut has reopened schools full time, part of that plan involves hybrid learning models, using both in-person and at-home classes. Below are resources available to both children and parents, as well as educators, to help encourage distance learning, as Connecticut's classrooms continue to be reimagined.
- Department of Education: The Connecticut Department of Education has shared helpful resources for families and educators, reflecting the latest state guidance for continued learning.
- PBS Learning Media: CPTV and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactive lesson plans, and more for teachers.
- PBS Kids: The CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 channel provides PBS Kids’ high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including prime time, weekends, and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in. The live stream includes a first-of-its kind integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS Kids show and an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience.
Get more educational (and entertaining!) learn-at-home resources for students, families, and educators with Learning Snacks from Connecticut Public.
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