Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi continues to recover from coronavirus. He reports feeling much better after a long two weeks of symptoms including nausea and trouble breathing. He thanked Ridgefield residents for continuing to do their part to flatten the curve, but urges people to wear face coverings when they go into public places, like the grocery store.
Health Officials throughout the region are reporting a flattening of the curve, Ridgefield Emergency Management Director Dick Aarons emphasizes that this is because people are continuing to do their part.
Two weeks ago, he says, the story was bleak. He asked for continued cooperation with social distancing, sanitizing and being sensible while outdoors. Aarons says this will help avoid a spike.
Benchmark Assisted Living has reported 16 coronavirus related deaths at their facility. 35 additional people at Ridgefield Crossing have tested positive for the disease, including 17 employees. But Health Director Ed Briggs says he only has confirmed 13 deaths of Ridgefield Crossings residents. One death has been reported at Laurel Ridge, a nursing home that shares a campus with Ridgefield Crossings, and two others were attributed to other addresses.
Briggs says there are 126 active cases, but notes that these numbers might be skewed in that many people, particularly those with mild symptoms, have not been tested. Briggs says more people are being released from the hospital than those being admitted.