Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi says public safety agencies and the Ridgefield school system continue to coordinate efforts to prevent the potential local spread of coronavirus. There are no known cases in the state.
Neither the Ridgefield Health Department nor the CDC recommends that people who are well wear face masks to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. They remind people to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Monroe First Selectman Ken Kellogg is holding regular meetings with members of the Emergency Management Team, which includes the Director of Health and Superintendent of Schools. While there are currently no confirmed cases in Connecticut, the Monroe team has joined the State Department of Public Health in an enhanced monitoring mode. The Town’s website will be updated regularly to provide the community with timely information from both the CDC and the DPH, as well as any specific local actions or precautionary measures.
Kellogg is also reminding residents to practice everyday, preventive actions. Simple steps like regular hand washing, covering a cough or sneeze, and staying home when sick will help to limit the spread of disease.