The Ridgefield School District COVID-19 testing program will start on Monday and continue on Tuesday. The voluntary screening program will include 400 families who have opted-in. The state Departments of Education and Health are offering the screenings using federal funds. Each district is assigned a vendor for the weekly testing. Transformative Healthcare will visit each Ridgefield school. The program is designed for children who are ineligible to receive the vaccine due to age, so it's only open to pre-K through 6th graders. The goal is to catch positive cases before school-based transmission. Parents must sign a consent form and the vendor will notify the district and the child’s parents via text and email of a positive test.