Sixth City Of Bloomington Employee Receives Positive COVID-19 Test Result

(BLOOMINGTON) – A second employee of the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) Transmission and Distribution services has received a positive result of a COVID-19.

The employee received a positive test result over the weekend.  Having self-isolated since first experiencing symptoms on Wednesday, July 15, the employee has been placed on paid leave to recover. 

The City is implementing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to identify  coworkers with whom the employee recently interacted, monitor and protect their health, and prevent further viral transmission.  Also per CDC guidelines, the facilities, vehicles, and equipment that the employee came into contact with are being thoroughly decontaminated.  As the employee rarely interacts with members of the public in the course of their work, it has been ascertained that members of the public were not placed at risk of exposure by this employee.

Today’s announcement marks the second reported COVID-19 diagnosis among CBU staff and the sixth among City staff; in addition, one Bloomington Transit employee reported a positive COVID-19 viral test result and one City employee reported a positive COVID-19 antibody test result. The recent series of positive test results among City staff follows a span of almost twelve weeks with no new cases since two employees received the first positive test results March 28 and April 2. 

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.