What We Know and What We Expect 
Thomas St. Louis, MSPH, Epidemiologist, CT Department of Public Health
Dr. Lynn Sosa, Deputy State Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the TB and STD Control Programs, CT Department of Public Health

For over 19 months, the novel coronavirus has forced schools, municipalities, states and countries to confront a range of challenges with resilience, flexibility and most importantly, humility.  Learn how the State Department of Public Health and their partners have responded thus far to many of the challenges brought on by the pandemic.  Get some insights into the ebb and flow of COVID-19 infections in Connecticut, where we are now, and where we might be headed during this school year.

Tom St. Louis has been an Epidemiologist with the CT Department of Public Health for nearly 20 years, where he has served as the Director of the Occupational Health Program in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment.  Prior to joining state service, Tom earned a Master’s of Science in Public Health, with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology and biostatistics, and spent several years as an Epidemiologist and Project Director with the CT Emerging Infections Program at the Yale School of Public Health.  Since March 2020, Tom has served as a member of the State’s COVID-19 Response Team, serving as a Point-of-Contact and Subject Matter Expert for the design and implementation of appropriate and effective public health policies, procedures, and risk-mitigation strategies to reduce person-to-person transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 in various public and private-sector environments.

Dr. Lynn Sosa received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2005-2007, assigned to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Since October 2007, Dr. Sosa has been with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and currently serves as the Medical Director of the TB and STD Control Programs and the Deputy State Epidemiologist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been responsible for oversight of COVID-19 surveillance activities as well as providing subject matter expertise and technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders.