As of yesterday, there were 6 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in New Fairfield. 4 of the 6 cases are unrelated to the private event reported on Friday, which led to the schools going to remote learning this week. First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says the town has not seen an active case rate this high since June, and as is happening statewide and nationwide, New Fairfield is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. She asked that people remember to wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Wash hands. Avoid gatherings with people outside of your own household. Contact tracing data gathered nationwide indicates that small gatherings of family and friends are currently the most common source of COVID infection.