First Selectman Rudy Marconi thanks everyone for their good wishes and wants to reassure Ridgefielders that he has complete confidence in the dedicated team he leads while he recuperates from COVID-19.
Here are today’s updates:
• Health Director Ed Briggs reports that while the state systems have been sporadic with reporting, he estimates that Ridgefield has 112 active cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths. He also estimates that Ridgefield is approximately a week behind New York as far as flattening the curve and that everyone should remain vigilant.
• All Ridgefielders are urged to continue to do their part by staying home. If you must go out, continue to follow the CDC directives of maintaining social distancing, washing hands and wearing face coverings.
• Residents are asked not to call the health department with complaints about those who are not complying with the directives. Health Director Ed Briggs suggests that if you see people standing too close in a line, that you take your own precautions. Each individual business is responsible for encouraging social distancing, but all of us are responsible for using best practices and for helping them comply.
• Group gatherings are prohibited by the Governor of Connecticut. If you have gathered in a group recently, please self-quarantine for 14 days before entering any public areas.
• The Ridgefield Police Department warns that residents should be alert to the many scams that are reaching out via phone, text and email. Please do not give out any personal information to unsolicited callers, emailers or texters. If you have any questions, call the Ridgefield Police Department non-emergency number: 203-438-6531.
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STAY HOME, STAY SAFE, STAY HEALTHY.