CT DPH Town-Level COVID Response Guide: What You Need to Know

October 23, 2020

Last week, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) launched a new color-coded COVD-19 alert system for every city and town in the state that shows the average daily case rate per 100,000 population for the last two weeks.

The new weekly alert level also includes recommended actions for residents, institutions such as schools, houses of worship and community organizations, plus municipal leaders and local health directors.

This color-coded alert system is coded based on three levels according to the following criteria, with corresponding actions to be taken by community members:

  • Red level: municipalities that have a two week average daily COVID-19 case rate higher than 15 per 100,000 population.
  • Orange level: municipalities with case rates between 10-14 per 100,000 population.
  • Yellow level: municipalities with case rates between 5-9 per 100,000 population.

Municipalities with case rates lower than five per 100,000 population will be colored in gray. 

This map will be updated weekly by CT DPH and can be viewed here.


Below is a chart that details what CT DPH instructs individual residents, community leaders and institutions to do in response to their respective community alert level.


Thank you very much and please do not hesitate to reach out with any further questions. I will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Thank you and please stay healthy.