Norwood’s town manager tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, days after officials confirmed that several town employees had been exposed to the virus at an event, officials said.
Tony Mazzucco made his coronavirus diagnosis public in a statement after being notified of his test results by state health workers, the statement said. Public health workers have instructed people who had close contact with Mazzucco to self-quarantine, officials said.
Mazzucco was one of 11 town employees who were exposed to the virus on March 1 while attending a fund-raiser for the Norwood Circle of Hope Foundation, a charity that helps local residents in need because of medical issues. About 30 people were told to self-quarantine after one of the fund-raiser attendees, a woman who attended a large meeting of Biogen employees last month, later tested positive for the virus.
Norwood schools Superintendent David Thomson was among the town officials who were told to self-quarantine. As of Saturday, Thomson was healthy and had not shown any symptoms of the virus since the fund-raiser, he said in a statement.
Mazzucco began showing symptoms on Thursday, officials said. Anyone who came in contact with Mazzucco before then is not considered to be at risk.
A cleaning crew sanitized Norwood Town Hall over the weekend, and the building remains open for normal business hours.