Since Friday, there have been 18 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Fairfield. First Selectman Pat Del Monaco is urging residents to keep up with safety protocols. She asked that everyone who is able to, to wear a mask, practice social distancing, work from home and not gather with people outside of your household. Del Monaco acknowledged that the last part is hard, but notes that being in the hospital or losing a loved one is harder. Any New Fairfield resident with a college student coming home for the holidays, state guidance is that the student quarantine for 14 days either before they come home or after they arrive home. Students should be tested, using a PCR test before and after coming home. Students should not quarantine with elderly or at risk family members and students should not attend parties or reunions upon returning home.