Ridgefield schools will not close despite someone in the school community testing positive for COVID-19. In a letter to parents yesterday, Superintendent Susie Da Silva says the person was determined not to have been in a school when contagious. The decision not to close buildings or to do contact tracing was made after consulting with the Ridgefield Health Director and the school's medical adviser. The Superintendent forwarded a communication from Aaron Crook, COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liaison and Coordinator of Nursing Services. It cited the district's reopening plans calling for notification of the entire school community when there is a confirmed COVID-19 case. The reopening plan never detailed the circumstances under which the notification had to be made.