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Several Bridgeport city employees quarantining after attending ‘large gathering’


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Several Bridgeport city employees are quarantining after attending a private, large gathering over the weekend.

Reports indicate that the party happened in Trumbull at the house of one of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s top staffers on Saturday night. Daniel Pizarro was issued an infraction Monday for hosting the gathering and faces a $500 fine.

A video circulating on social media shows many people not following COVID-19 safety protocols like wearing masks or practicing social distancing.

Per city officials, any employee at the event must quarantine and test negative for COVID-19 prior to returning to work.

Scott Appleby, Bridgeport’s Director of Emergency Management and Emergency Communications, released the following statement to News 8 on Monday morning:

“It has come to the attention of city officials that a couple of employees were involved in a private gathering that took place in a neighboring town over the weekend. Any employee at this event must quarantine for [an] appropriate time and test negative for COVID-19 prior to returning to work in order to protect the welfare of other staff members.”

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