Bloomington Parks and Recreation Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19

(BLOOMINGTON) – On Monday, October 26, a City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department employee received a positive result of a COVID-19 viral test administered Friday, October 23. 

The employee, who is asymptomatic, last worked Thursday, October 22, and is currently self-isolating per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols. 

The employee is the second member of the Parks Department to have received a positive COVID-19 result; the department’s previous COVID case was reported on April 3.  

The department has identified and notified coworkers who were close contacts per CDC guidelines that they may have been placed at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through this employee.  The employee works outdoors and does not have interactions in the course of their work that would place members of the public at risk of exposure to COVID-19.  Additional protocols completed include disinfection of the equipment that the affected employee came into contact with.  

Tuesday’s announcement marks the sixteenth COVID-19 diagnosis among City workers, including those employed by Utilities and 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.