Like many communities throughout the country, Ridgefield has borne witness to the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday evening the town had totaled 143 COVID-19 cases, and 20 residents had died from the virus. Many others have been economically impacted through layoffs, furloughs, or reduced work hours.
Accordingly, it comes as no surprise that the Ridgefield Social Services department is finding itself busier than usual. Earlier this week, Tony Phillips, the department’s director, answered questions from The Press about the agency’s increased role.