There are 5 active COVID-19 cases in New Fairfield. First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says the low number of active cases is the result of residents wearing masks, practicing good hand hygiene, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. She says probable cases are not confirmed positive and rarely become confirmed cases. For example, "probable" cases may include individuals who have been exposed to a confirmed case, or those who have been tested due to COVID-like symptoms, but not confirmed. Every individual who is reported to the Director of Health as confirmed positive for COVID-19 is contacted by a nurse trained in contact tracing. Contacts that were in prolonged, close contact with the infected individual are directed to get tested and to self quarantine.