Connecticut health officials urge wearing masks indoors due to high rate of transmission of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says most of Connecticut is now considered to have a high rate of transmission of COVID-19.

Because of this, health officials recommend that all residents consider wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.

With a rise in coronavirus across the state, residents are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves and others, according to the CDC.

Six of the eight counties in the state are now in the high transmission category. These include Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland, and Windham counties.

Both Fairfield and New London counties are listed in the medium transmission category, one step below the highest level of transmission, according to the CDC.

The CT Department of Public Health said that people who are at high risk of severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Health officials continue to urge residents to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and to get tested if they have symptoms.

As of yesterday, the state’s coronavirus positivity rate was about 17%.

Anyone wishing to receive free self-test kits from the federal government can do so here. For more information about COVID-19 in Connecticut, Click here.

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