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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 (anyone is allowed to read our reports though!). The site has now expanded to include wastewater and case surveillance as well as share information on the low-cost, flexible test we are developing for SARS-CoV-2 infection.


The Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative

is led by the Grubaugh lab at the Yale School of Public Health, which specializes 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.


The SalivaDirect team

consists of the Grubaugh lab (gone rogue from its normal focus on virus evolution) plus several other (equally rogue) researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. It is led by Nathan Grubaugh, Anne Wyllie, Chantal Vogels, and Doug Brackney.


The Yale SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance Initiative

is led by the Peccia lab at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science. It is a collaborative effort between Yale Environmental Engineers, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, and researchers at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

The Yale SARS-CoV-2 Case Surveillance Reports

are written by Jeannette Jiang and Emily Peterson, students at the Yale School of Public Health. They are overseen by Dr. Robert Heimer.


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.


For inquiries about SalivaDirect, please email the SalivaDirect team (salivadirect@gmail.com).

For inquiries about the Yale Genomic Surveillance Initiative, please email Nathan Grubaugh (grubaughlab@gmail.com).

For inquiries about the Yale Wastewater Surveillance Initiative, please email Jordan Peccia (jordan.peccia@yale.edu).

For inquiries about the Yale SARS-CoV-2 Case Surveillance Reports, please email Emily Peterson (emily.peterson@yale.edu) and/or Jeanette Jiang (jeannette.jiang@yale.edu).

For general CovidTrackerCT website inquiries, please email Chaney Kalinich (chaney.kalinich@yale.edu).