Redding officials believe the town can soon consider lifting the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals indoors in public places. The mandate was put in place in August due to a surge in the COVID Delta variant, done in coordination with neighboring towns. Redding's current case rate per 100,000 is 6.3 and the positivity rate is 1.8 percent. Bethel and New Fairfield dropped their mask mandates effective today. Health Officer Doug Hartline says Redding is trending in the right direction, but there's more progress to be made.