(BLOOMINGTON) – On Sunday, November 1, a City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department employee received a positive result of a COVID-19 viral test administered Thursday, October 29.
The employee, who is asymptomatic, had been in quarantine since being identified as a close contact of a coworker who received a positive result on Monday, October 26 and is currently self-isolating, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
The employee is the third member of the Parks Department to have received a positive COVID-19 result since the start of the pandemic; the first was announced 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.
Today’s announcement marks the seventeenth COVID-19 diagnosis among City workers since the start of the pandemic, 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.