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The Town of Bethel has establish local COVID - 19 info line at 203-794-8530.  Town officials are monitoring the CDC, and State of Connecticut information in order to provide the most up-to-date information.

The Ridgefield Emergency Management team says this is a fast moving and evolving public health emergency.  Director Dick Aarons says there are a number of ways to stay up to date on closures, modifications and any other pertinent information. 

He says residents should sign up through CT Alert.  For those who previously signed up, but haven't gotten communication from the town, Aarons says they should make sure all phone and email information is accurate.  In January, in compliance with new state Regulations, databases were updated.  More numbers are being collected automatically for the e-911 system, which is how the police department knows how to respond to you when you call via cell phone. 

Ridgefield Director of Health Ed Briggs says they've gotten a tremendous number of calls in the last two weeks.  His department is doing a lot of contract tracing for anyone who recently traveled out of the country, and monitoring their health. 

First Selectman Rudy Marconi says signs have been put up all around playgrounds alerting residents that they are closed.

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