Ridgefield residents who have concerns about others in the community following the mask/face covering directive are being told to use their best judgement on whether or not to enter an area where this is occurring. Connecticut residents are being asked to take protective measures and when possible, share those measures with friends and family. Emergency management officials are asking that Ridgefield residents keep in mind that some people may not be wearing masks due to health reasons. Director Dick Aarons also noted that the CTAlert system is used as a public warning system for information that the public needs to know immediately. This is different from daily updates from the Office of Emergency Management which are timely, but not necessarily urgent.