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 communicate the results about SARS-COV-2 spread 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!). Our latest results can be found in weekly reports released in this COVIDTracker website.
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.
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.