There was a COVID-19 scare for Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker recently. He developed a fever last Sunday and it spiked. He isolated himself, went to the doctor and ended up with a negative test. But he says sequestering himself from his family was key while waiting for results. He ended up with a negative test. Knickerbocker, it turned out, has Lyme Disease. He has a request for residents who suspect they may have COVID-19 and are waiting on test results: sequester in another part of the house. Knickerbocker says transmission is occurring among families, and transmission is so widespread people don't know where they're picking up the virus.