With the continued spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and the surge in hospitalizations, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi has asked the town's COVID Task Force to resume weekly meetings to monitor town status. As many restrictions were lifted, the Task Force was temporarily deactivated. Regular meetings resumed two weeks ago.
Marconi says he is not opting for mandatory mask rules indoors at this time, but added that people who are unvaccinated should wear a mask indoors. He also asked that residents remember that many non-vaccinated people are either non-eligible due to age or cannot receive the vaccine based on their doctor’s recommendations.
Dr. Maher Madhoun, a member of the Ridgefield COVID Task Force and a Hospitalist Director and an Infectious Disease Specialist for Stamford Health says his concern is that most of the seriously ill and hospitalized patients he is seeing are unvaccinated young adults in their twenties and early thirties.