COVID-19 is infecting younger Ridgefielders according to Health Director Ed Briggs. He says the last 10 positive tests were reported for patients ranging in age from less than one-year to 86 with the majority in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Briggs says this suggests younger people may be getting a little careless with precautions such as social distancing and mask wearing. A person is considered "infectious” from two days before the time symptoms appear and for a period of ten days. Anyone who has had unprotected contact with that patient during the ten-day infectious period must begin a self-quarantine that lasts for 14 days until after the last contact with the infected person.