11 Norwood Officials Among 30 Quarantined For Coronavirus After Contact With Resident Who Tested Positive

Eleven Norwood town officials and employees have been told to self-quarantine after attending a private party with a resident who has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the town of Norwood.

Nineteen others were also notified that they needed to self-quarantine after attending the same party.

The party took place at a private residence on March 1. Officials, including General Manager Tony Mazzucco, Health Director Sigalle Reiss, and the town's superintendent David Thomson, were in attendance.

Thomson is currently healthy and has not exhibited any symptoms of the illness, the town of Norwood said in a statement.

"Due to this fact, he will not be tested for COVID-19 unless he develops symptoms," the statement said. Thomson will be working from home until March 16 when the self-quarantine period ends, as long as he remains free of coronavirus symptoms.

The town said all Norwood Public Schools will be open and operating normally on Monday. The district office and schools are expected to be sanitized and disinfected over the weekend as a precautionary measure.

"Parents are encouraged to send their children to school next week. Please stay informed and we will notify parents if there are any updates," Health Director Reiss said. "There is no known exposure to the schools and the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus remains low across the state, including in Norwood."


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