Massive distribution of test kits on January 15

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Ridgefield Health Director Ed Briggs said while some cities have a mask warrant, Ridgefield is following state recommendations that are currently asking people voluntarily wearing appropriate face coverings in all indoor public spaces.

• Unvaccinated people should wear masks in all indoor public places. Masks should also be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transport, correctional facilities, schools and daycares. For a full list go to: CT Mask Requirements

• Masks have different levels of effectiveness, and the Ridgefield COVID Task Force recommends wearing medical or KN95 masks whenever possible. For a full list of mask guidelines, see: CDC Mask Guidelines.

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi announced that the town has purchased a large supply of test kits for Ridgefield residents only and that distribution will continue over the coming week, with the town prioritizing the most vulnerable population. . “We’re also working with our city partners who always respond to emergencies to help with distributions, accommodation and messaging.”

• A mass distribution of test kits for Ridgefield residents only will take place on Saturday January 15th, weather permitting, with a save date of Sunday January 16th. Details are being formalized and will be provided to all local / social media, Ridgefield OEM Facebook, City website. The notification will also be sent via Ridgefield Alerts. (www.ridgefieldalerts.com). Proof of residency will be required.

• A COVID testing location (by appointment only) has been set up MF in the Yanity Gym parking lot: GO TO: Ridgefield COVID Testing, tents have been erected for registration and cleaning in the area near the skateboard park. Registrations will be authorized up to 24 hours in advance.

Compulsory insurance card or payment on site. Due to weather conditions and personnel issues, please check the city’s website for delays on the morning of your test: www.ridgefieldct.org

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