Bloomington Transit Maintenance Staffer Diagnosed With COVID-19

(BLOOMINGTON) – A Bloomington Transit (BT) employee has received a positive result of a COVID-19 viral test. The employee, who works in the bus maintenance section of the organization, received the positive test result Wednesday, July 15.  The employee began experiencing symptoms on Sunday, July 12 and has not worked since Saturday, July 11.  Upon diagnosis, the employee was placed on two weeks of paid leave to recover.  

An internal contact tracing process in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines has been conducted and has determined that no other employees were placed at risk of exposure by this employee.  The employee’s work area, equipment used, and vehicles used are being thoroughly disinfected to limit any spread.  As the employee has not interacted with members of the public in the course of their work, it has been determined that members of the public would not have been placed at risk of exposure by this employee.

Bloomington Transit is the Public Transportation Corporation for the City of Bloomington.  Today’s announcement marks the first reported COVID-19 diagnosis among BT staff; five City employees have reported receiving positive COVID-19 viral test results and an additional City employee reported a positive COVID-19 antibody test result.  Together with the City of Bloomington, BT 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.