NORWOOD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — 11 town officials in Norwood are quarantining themselves at home after being exposed to a person who later tested positive for coronavirus.
The group had attended an event at a private home last Sunday, along with a person later tested positive for COVID-19.
The town's General Manager Tony Mazzucco has since developed cold-like symptoms, and is being tested for coronavirus as a precaution. The other ten people under self-quarantine have not been named.
The 11 town officials in isolation were among 30 people who attended the private event. According to Norwood officials, everyone has been contacted by their local health department.
Mazzucco said the Norwood Town Hall will be operating under usual business hours, and he will be working from home.
Meanwhile, there are now eight people in Massachusetts who have tested positive for coronavirus. Seven of them are considered 'presumptive' cases of COVID-19 since they are still awaiting final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WBZ NewsRadio's Don Huff reports: