February’s employee COVID case rate drops steeply

BLOOMINGTON – The City received no reports of employees’ having received positive results of COVID-19 viral tests since employee cases were last announced on Thursday, February 25.  

Since the start of the pandemic, 72 positive COVID-19 viral test results have been reported by city workers, including those employed by the municipal corporations that operate the water utility (City of Bloomington Utilities), transit system (Bloomington Transit), and public housing (Bloomington Housing Authority). 

Sixteen total cases were reported during the eight months from March through October 2020. That monthly rate rose more than eight-fold in the single month of November to 17 cases and rose another 29 percent in December (22 cases). January saw that monthly rate decline 41 percent to 13 positive cases.  February saw a total of only four-employee COVID-19 cases, representing a 69 percent decline from January’s monthly rate. 

No cases have been reported thus far in the month of March. 

Data about COVID-19 cases among City employees, in the county, the state, and the nation is presented on this online dashboard. Other COVID-19-related updates and resources are assembled here.  

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 weekly updates about confirmed cases among staff while protecting employees’ privacy.