Ridgefield’s First Selectman, as well as the town Health Director and Emergency manager remain in daily contact with other towns, the state health department and the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Health Director Ed Briggs says the fear-driven purchasing and hoarding that has hit local stores lately is unnecessary and inventories will return as merchants’ warehouses work through backorders. The Ridgefield Parks and Recreation buildings at Danbury Road and Yanity Gym are closed until further notice. All indoor programs are postponed. Outdoor facilities are all open including the town's parks, trails, walks and the dog park.