The number of COVID cases reported daily in New Fairfield continues to increase rapidly. 57 new cases were reported yesterday, and there are now 120 active cases. Although there is currently no State mask mandate in place outside of schools, First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says wearing a high quality mask such as a KN95 or N95 mask in public spaces is strongly encouraged. The Health Director has been receiving numerous calls from residents reporting results of at-home tests. Del Monaco says those kits are often used as screening tools, and not reported to the local or state health departments.