Town of Ridgefield COVID-19 Update on March 25, 2020 12:00pm
Earlier today Health Director Ed Briggs confirmed 42 Covid-19 active cases in Ridgefield with ages ranging from 19-89. In the last 24 hours we have had 8 new positive cases. We currently have an additional death (not from the Route 7 care facility, which still has 17 active cases), bringing us to three losses. The facility on Route 7 has assured me that they are taking optimal health and safety measures. The facility also remains on lockdown to all visitors at this time.
We cannot release information for those who test positive, due to HIPAA laws. First responders receive limited information about positive tests due to future responses to those specific addresses.
Because Ridgefielders are not doing their part, we are now forced to use precious personnel resources to tape, chain and post signs at all town fields and courts. Even today, with all our messaging about the seriousness of this situation, a group of kids were seen playing Lacrosse at Tiger Hollow. Please stop and think about the lives you are endangering before you leave your house.
We are asking all neighborhoods with recreation areas to also make sure those courts and fields are closed.
Ridgefield’s Emergency Operations Team is providing COVID-19 live updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week at 4 pm on ridgefieldct.org and Cable Channel 24 (Comcast). The Website also has archives of all previous updates as well. Please share this information with those who do not have access to the Internet.
Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Healthy
FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION:
Center For Disease Control: (CDC): www.cdc.gov
Connecticut’s Official State Site: www.ct.gov
Town of Ridgefield Official Site: www.ridgefieldct.org
Town of Ridgefield Office of Emergency Management Social Media: Facebook: ridgefieldoem
Ridgefield Public Schools: www.ridgefield.org
Call: 2-1-1 for COVID-19 update
For people experiencing symptoms call: Danbury Hospital: 888-667-9262
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough, shortness of breath. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 consult your medical provider.