Bethel's COVID-19 infection rate is up to 1.2 percent. First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says as good as things have been going, the rate has climbed over the past few months. The weekly infection rate had dropped to a low of .2 percent. While it's better than last year, he says the direction is concerning. Use of a face covering is mandatory at Bethel Municipal Center for all unvaccinated visitors and optional for those who are fully vaccinated. He is encouraging fully vaccinated visitors to continue to wear a face mask when indoors because of the highly transmissible delta variant.