CovidTrackerCT was built and is maintained by members of the Grubaugh Lab at the Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT. We started this website in order to share our weekly reports on SARS-CoV-2 genomic epidemiology and communicate the results of our research in a clear, up-to-date way to the people for whom they matter most; residents of Connecticut.

The Grubaugh lab at the Yale School of Public Health does research in viral sequencing, evolution, and transmission. As it became clear that SARS-CoV-2 is a threat, we focused all of our efforts on helping in any way we could with the response, and are now applying our experience and knowledge to understand its spread in Connecticut.


Our effort is part of a larger, multidisciplinary consortium of Yale laboratories called IMPACT (Implementing Medical and Public health Action against Coronavirus in CT). Together, these laboratories conduct a number of studies, including the Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative. Samples being sequenced in this project are compiled in a biorepository curated by IMPACT. Many of the protocols we use benefitted from the input of many researchers at Yale and around the world, for which we are grateful.


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For general CovidTrackerCT website inquiries, please email Chaney Kalinich (