Bristol mayor in quarantine after having been potentially exposed to covid-19

Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:51


BRISTOL – Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu confirmed today that she is in quarantine and working from home after having been potentially exposed to covid-19.

“I am day five of quarantine since being notified on Saturday that I was identified as a close contact of a person or persons who tested positive. I tested negative on Saturday, and I tested again yesterday and I am waiting those results,” she said.

Zoppo-Sassu said that she will continue to test throughout the quarantine, looking to maintain a negative status.

“If it holds, I am out of quarantine on Thanksgiving, thus returning to work on Nov. 30,” she said.

Zoppo-Sassu said Marco Palmeri, Bristol-Burlington Health District director, “released me from quarantine this morning since I tested negative as I am considered part of ‘critical infrastructure’ but I have decided to maintain quarantine out of an abundance of caution.”

“I think it would be more comfortable for employees at City Hall and the public to be assured that I continue to test negative through the full 14 day quarantine and then return to work on Nov. 30, which is actually 19 days,” she added.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:51. Updated: Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:53.