Weekly update of the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Alert Map: 116 of 169 municipalities in red zone alert level
The Connecticut Department of Public Health released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which indicates that 116 of 169 towns and cities in Connecticut are currently in the red zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.
The only municipalities in the state that are not in the red zone this week are:
- Bethlehem, Canton, Cheshire, Chester, Coventry, East Granby, East Haddam, East Lyme, Easton, Farmington, Haddam, Hebron, Litchfield, Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, Putnam, Redding, Salisbury, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, Stafford, Sterling, Weston, Westport, Willington, Winchester, Windsor Locks, and Woodstock, all of which are in the orange alert level;
- Bolton, Burlington, Granby, Middlefield, Old Lyme, Tolland, and Woodbury, all of which are in the yellow alert level; and
- Barkhamsted, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Eastford, Franklin, Goshen, Lisbon, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, Pomfret, Roxbury, Scotland, and Warren, all of which are in the gray alert level.
The color-coded zones include:
- Red: Indicates case rates over the last two weeks of greater than 15 per 100,000 population
- Orange: Indicates case rates between 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population
- Yellow: Indicates case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population
- Gray: Indicates case rates lower than five per 100,000 population
The weekly alert map is also accompanied by a chart that provides guidance on recommended actions based on the alert levels for individual residents; institutions such as schools, houses of worship, and community organizations; and municipal leaders and local health directors.
The COVID-19 Alert Map is updated every Thursday afternoon and can be found in the Data Tracker page of the state’s coronavirus website.