Northampton mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Hampshire County

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz announced Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Narkewicz said on Twitter that he is in isolation at home and is continuing to work as he recovers.

According to a news release from the city, the mayor began experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms on Monday. It was recommended he be tested after a contact investigation revealed possible exposures. The positive test results came back on Thursday.

“Mayor Narkewicz is resting comfortably at home and is in strict isolation from his wife and youngest daughter, who are both non-symptomatic and are now both in home quarantine for 14 days. The Mayor remains in constant communication with the members of his public health emergency management team and his condition is being closely monitored by the city’s Public Health Department. He is continuing to carry out the duties of his office while allowing himself time for rest and recovery.”

City of Northampton

The Northampton Health Department is looking into how Narkewicz was exposed to coronavirus.

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