There had been three floors dedicated to COVID-19 patients at Yale New Haven Health\u2019s Smilow Cancer Hospital. This week, the 12th, 14th and 15th floors, which Dr. Tom Balcezak said had been taken over to treat COVID-19 patients, were converted back for oncology. \u201cIt does make everyone here pleased to see these patients back where they belong,\u201d Balcezak said. Balcezak, Yale New Haven Health\u2019s chief medical officer, said much of the health system\u2019s COVID-specific efforts are \u201cwinding down.\u201d That\u2019s demonstrative of a larger trend in Connecticut. As vaccination rates rise and infections decrease, the resources committed to fight the pandemic in Connecticut are being reduced. \u201cThe manpower and resources that we need to put behind it is less,\u201d Balcezak said. Max Reiss, spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont, called it a \u201cscale back.\u201d \u201cMuch of state government was 90 percent devoted to addressing COVID-19,\u201d Reiss said. \u201cAs we move on, it\u2019s learning to live with COVID-19.\u201d The contract with AMN Healthcare, which runs Connecticut\u2019s contact tracing efforts, expires at the end of August, and many of the contact tracers employed tracking the progression of the virus have been reassigned, Reiss said. \u201cWe\u2019ve transitioned a lot of those people to help with the vaccine,\u201d Reiss said. The contract with McDowell Communications Group, which the state hired to manage COVID-related communications, is up at the end of July. The state has also stopped promoting the COVID Alert CT application. The state numbers released Wednesday afternoon showed infections continued to remain low, even as hospitalizations ticked back up slightly. The one-day positivity rate stood at 0.81 percent as 108 new infections were reported statewide out of 13,356 new tests. A net four more hospitalizations brought the state\u2019s hospital census for the illness to 76. Two more fatalities increased the official death toll to 8,257. As vaccination rates have increased, those efforts are starting to wind down as well. As of May 25, Yale New Haven Health closed all its mass vaccination sites. \u201cWe simply don\u2019t have the demand to keep those vaccination sites open,\u201d Balcezak said. \u201cWe\u2019re shrinking our footprint.\u201d Demand for vaccinations has been slowing. Only 20 people showed up to a pop-up vaccine clinic held recently at Bridgeport\u2019s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Balcezak said Yale\u2019s COVID testing efforts have been slowing as well, \u201cbecause the problem is smaller.\u201d That doesn\u2019t mean there will be no more resources committed to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Connecticut. Balcezak said there are variants of concern that are circulating and may be others. The seasonality of the virus remains an unanswered question, as does how long vaccine-acquired immunity lasts and, therefore, whether booster shots will be necessary. \u201cWe didn\u2019t know what we were doing the first time around,\u201d Balcezak said. \u201cIf there is a resurgence, we will know better how to handle it.\u201d And Reiss said vaccine efforts will continue. \u201cWell into the millions is what we\u2019re going to commit to pro-vaccine messaging and outreach,\u201d he said.