Connecticut DPH Updates List of Reportable Laboratory Findings to Include Negative SARS-CoV-2 Test Results
On March 18, 2020, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) issued an order requiring laboratories to report negative SARS-CoV-2 test results to DPH using the Electronic Laboratory Reporting System. DPH indicated the immediate reporting of such results is necessary for public health purposes.
This order updates a previous requirement effective February 5 that required the reporting of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results. Now, laboratories must provide DPH with positive and negative findings of SARS-CoV-2 immediately via the Electronic Laboratory Reporting System.