WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There is a new mayor in Westfield but the swearing-in looked a little different because of new COVID-19 infections.
Michael McCabe was sworn-in as Westfield new mayor Monday afternoon. It was a virtual ceremony after he tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated.
The former police captain beat Don Humason in the November election. He said he is ready to take on the challenge of mayor during this pandemic and looks forward to getting to know all City Hall departments.
“My goal is to provide excellent customer service at all levels of government. Vaccinations and Mask wearing in close proximity to others should be the norm until this virus is eradicated,” said Mayor McCabe.
McCabe teaches criminal justice classes at Westfield State University and hopes to continue that as mayor of Westfield.
The Westfield Board of Health issued a mask mandate effective December 20, to combat cases that matched all time highs set back in January of 2021.