(BLOOMINGTON) – A Bloomington Police Department employee received a positive result today (Wednesday, December 2) of a COVID-19 viral test administered Tuesday, December 1.
The employee started experiencing symptoms on Monday, November 30, at which point they began to quarantine, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols, and are currently isolating on paid leave. Disinfection of the work station and equipment the employee used has commenced. No close contacts were identified among the employee’s co-workers or members of the public, with whom the employee does not regularly interact. 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 BPD employees to 7. The last positive case at the BPD was reported Monday, November 23. Thus far, 34 City workers have reported positive COVID-19 test results since the start of the pandemic, 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.