Ridgefield will received a limited supply of at home COVID-19 test kits. Until the supply catches up with the demand, First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Health Director Ed Briggs urge residents to test only if needed. They note that test kits are intended for immediate use for those who are symptomatic or for testing 5-7 days after a known exposure. The Ridgefield Health Department will supply a few kits to police, fire, DPS and emergency management supervisors to test on-duty personnel who show symptoms of COVID to prevent spread through these vital departments or to the public they serve. A distribution of all other kits received by the town will be made to the public on a first come, first served bases at a drive through location. To avoid false starts, the time and place for this distribution will not be announced until the test kits are in Ridgefield. Notification will be made through ridgefieldalerts.com.