WILTON \u2014 In response to a doubling of one-week transmission totals in the schools, Superintendent Kevin Smith said the district is \u201crecommending, but not requiring\u201d individuals wear masks during certain times. The recommendation, which started this week, applies to certain afterschool activities and events. Smith said Monday that the district has \u201cseen a rise in COVID activity in the last several weeks.\u201d From May 2 to May 6, the district saw a one-week total of 62 cases, its highest since Jan. 21. The following week, ending on May 13, that number had more than doubled to 126, its highest one-week total since the week of Jan. 3 and its second-highest one-week total of the school year. He said the district will recommend masking for some activities, such as concerts and the school musical, where many people are congregated together in one setting. The school musical, a performance of Legally Blonde, will run through May 21 and welcome parents and family into the Clune Center. However, Smith contends that the district\u2019s best weapon is one that has been in place for some time now: its high vaccination status. \u201cAs you know, Wilton has a very high vaccination rate and I believe that has served us well,\u201d Smith said. As of May 11, about 96.1 percent of Wilton\u2019s residents eligible for the vaccine received at least one dose, 86.8 percent are fully vaccinated and 54.7 percent are fully vaccinated and boosted, according to statistics compiled by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. \u201cWe are maintaining the protocols that have been in place for the last couple of months,\u201d said Smith, \u201c and continue to participate in regular conference calls with epidemiologists from the state Department of Public Health.\u201d The district currently has 88 students and 23 staff isolating at home due to positive test results. An additional five students are isolating due to being deemed \u201cin close contact.\u201d Those students who are \u201cotherwise well but quarantining as a result of COVID\u201d are still eligible for remote learning. For other students feeling ill, Smith said, \u201cour belief all year has been if a student is sick, then the student should take a sick day.\u201d He also looked forward to the upcoming graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022, estimating that the ceremony would feel \u201cpretty typical\u201d compared to the past few years.