Under the Local Declaration of Emergency in Ridgefield, hair salons and nail salons are to close by end of day today. In Wilton, under that town's declaration, those businesses will be open by appointment only.
The Redding Social Services Department food pantry is open and busy. Residents are asked to call ahead to schedule an appointment. The Food Pantry is accepting donations and seeing an increase in need for services.
Bethel parks remain open for hiking and nature walks, however, the parks department has prohibited use of playground climbing equipment and swings until further notice. Recent information from the CDC indicates COVID-19 can remain on metal surfaces for up to 3 days.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has issued an order for any non essential city employee over 60 or with a compromised immune system to stay home. City offices and employees will be working on a staggered schedule and asked residents to be patient when conducting city business.