Positive COVID-19 reports for Ridgefield remain very low — within the margin of reporting error, according to Emergency Manager Dick Aarons.
“We’re seeing one or two new positives weekly, mostly relatively young people. Last week, for example, we had one teenager and one man in his 40s turn up positive. Statewide, less than 2-percent of those tested turn up positive. Hospitalizations continue to drop each week as do reported deaths.”
Health Director Ed Briggs reports that Ridgefielders seem to be employing common sense for the most part and using face coverings when they cannot maintain social distancing. “People may be tired of hearing this advice, but wash your hands often, keep fingers away from your face, avoid large crowds and wear masks when it makes sense,” said Briggs.
• Effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average, are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. As of today, the list of states includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah & Washington. This list will continue to be updated.
• The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering in-person, appointment-only services for specific transactions. Customers are expected to select the service that accurately aligns with the purpose of their appointment.