Connecticut still leads the nation with one of the lowest rates of infection, but Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker cautioned that there have been minor upticks in the region. With the cooler weather, he says it's natural that many outdoor activities are moving indoors. He says this was a great summer for outdoor dining, family hikes and other activity, but now is the time to review how to keep the community safe. Residents are reminded to wear masks indoors where others are present, maintain social distancing at all times, and follow good hand sanitizing practices. Knickerbocker says the Bethel experience this summer shows that the community can enjoy local restaurants, retailers and businesses even if it has to be done with a mask on.