Ridgefield prepares for coronavirus
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“Respirators and wipes are harder to get,” said Town Health Director Ed Briggs, but Ridgefield’s town and school authorities — as well as the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association or RVNA — have been doing what they can to ready the town for coronavirus cases.
“Are we prepared for coronavirus? Selectman Bob Hebert asked at the selectmen’s budget meeting Monday night, March 2.