(BLOOMINGTON) – A City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) employee received a positive result of a COVID-19 viral test on Wednesday, December 2 after being tested that day.
The employee first experienced symptoms on Monday, November 30, and began quarantining immediately thereafter, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
The employee, who works at the Monroe Water Treatment Plant, is now isolating at home on paid leave. 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, with whom the employee does not interact in the course of their work. Close contact is defined by CDC as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic clients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
This announcement marks the 9th positive COVID-19 viral test result among CBU staff since the start of the pandemic, and the 35th among City workers, 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.