(BROOKLYN) As the COVID19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, 2023, the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) shared state and local recovery plans and next steps.

The PHE, declared on January 31, 2020, eased certain laws and regulations and provided funding to address the pandemic. The end of the PHE will more directly affect those measures, laws, and funding that were made available to combat COVID19. Governor Ned Lamont’s declaration of a PHE under Connecticut law also ended on May 11th. Click here to learn about the State of CT plans for demobilization and recovery.

The May 11th ending of the public health emergency does not mean the end of the COVID19 virus…it’s here among us and will continue to be a public health priority, said Linda Colangelo, NDDH Education and Communications Coordinator. We are grateful to shift from the response phase of this pandemic to a recovery phase. There were many lessons learned, including that vaccination remains the best way to prevent the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID19. We have made good use of the many tools, strategies, and efforts that were put to use these past three years and we will keep them ready for future events.

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