(BLOOMINGTON) – A City of Bloomington employee who works at City Hall received a positive result Friday, November 27 of a COVID-19 viral test administered Wednesday, November 25.
The employee last worked in the office Tuesday, November 24, and started experiencing symptoms on Thursday, November 26 while out for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The employee continues to self-isolate, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols, and may opt for paid leave if not well enough to work (remotely). The employee’s work station and environs have been disinfected.
No close contacts were identified among the employee’s co-workers or members of the public. Close contact is defined by CDC as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic clients, two days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
Today’s announcement brings the total number of COVID-19 diagnoses among City workers since the start of the pandemic to 33, including those employed by the municipal corporations CBU and BT. An additional City employee reported a positive COVID-19 antibody test result.
The City of Bloomington is committed to sharing information about how its operations and workforce are affected by this public health emergency and will continue to provide updates about confirmed cases among staff while protecting employees’ privacy.