Rockfall, CT – For a small state, Connecticut always goes big when it comes to outdoor recreation. CT Trails Day, held on the first weekend in June every year, is the largest celebration of trails in the nation. “Protecting public access to the outdoors is what we are all about, and Trails Day is ...Read More >
HARTFORD, Conn.—The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that a Connecticut resident has tested positive for Powassan virus infection. This is the first case of POWV associated illness identified in Connecticut in 2022. From 2017 to 2021, 12 cases of POWV associated illness were reported in Connecticut, including three in 2021. Of those ...Read More >
HARTFORD, Conn.— With the current uptick of COVID-19 cases—coupled with the upcoming schedule of spring holidays and family gatherings—the Connecticut Department of Public Health is reminding residents of the tools currently in place to help contain the spread of the virus. Click on the image below for more information.
HARTFORD, Conn.--The Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today are issuing a consumption advisory for fish caught in the Hockanum River. This consumption advisory is based on elevated levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in fish tissue samples collected from the Hockanum River in Vernon. ...Read More >
(PUTNAM) – On March 21, 2022 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) alerted the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) that they were investigating the release of approximately 25,000 gallons of #2 fuel oil from an above-ground storage tank located at 10 Mary Crest Drive in Putnam. Click on the PDF ...Read More >
Multi-Agency Collaboration Keeps Residents Informed (PUTNAM) – On March 21, 2022 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) alerted the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) that they were investigating the release of approximately 25,000 gallons of #2 fuel oil from an above-ground storage tank located at 10 Mary Crest Drive in ...Read More >
Program Participants Re-connecting to Trail-Blaze a Path to Health and Wellness (BROOKLYN) – In 2012, the Northeast District Department Health and its HealthQuest Northeast Connecticut public health coalition launched Follow the Fifty: Models of Heart Health (FTF), a women’s heart health campaign that transformed the lives of program participants and rose to national ...Read More >
West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito from Plainfield Trapping Station (BROOKLYN) – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has identified West Nile virus (WNV) in a mosquito collected from a Plainfield trapping station, prompting the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) to remind residents to take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. West ...Read More >