The COVID-19 positivity rate in Connecticut reached over 3% Monday.
According to the CT Department of Public Health, the Delta variant is fueling a rise in case numbers in the state.
Some parents tell NBC Connecticut that they are getting nervous about what this may mean for their kids with the school year starting soon.
Several are planning "Unmask Our Kids" rallies in several towns including, Bristol, Milford and Bozrah.
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Waterbury school officials recently announced they will be moving forward with full in-person learning and will require everyone to wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
"We have some protocols in place, safety measures in place that we’re going to continue to honor. I believe if we continue on that path, we’re going to be in a good position to open schools in a few days,” said Dr. Verna Ruffin, Superintendent of Waterbury Public Schools.
The Department of Public Health's acting commissioner said they have been coordinating with schools on other safety plans, and the Delta variant has not put a stop to that planning.
The DPH is advises that if people are planning on hosting a gathering, outside is the safest option.
Governor Ned Lamont said Monday that he is not planning on bringing back a statewide mask mandate.