(BLOOMINGTON) – A City of Bloomington employee whose department is located in City Hall, but who works remotely, received a positive result today of a COVID-19 viral test administered Monday, December 28. The employee began experiencing symptoms on Sunday, December 27, and isolated. No close contacts were identified among co-workers or the general public. (Close contact is defined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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.) The employee will continue to work remotely as their health allows.
Today’s announcement brings to 52 the total number of positive COVID-19 viral test results that have been reported by City workers, including those employed by the municipal corporations that operate the water utility (CBU) and transit system (Bloomington Transit). 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.