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June 2020 News Releases

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Fourth City Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19

A fourth employee of the City of Bloomington has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is one of eleven employees of the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) tested last week as a result of an internal contact tracing process launched upon a fellow fire department employee’s positive test result (announced Wednesday, June 24 here).  The other ten results were negative.  
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Spray Pad at Switchyard Park Opens June 30

The spray pad at Switchyard Park opens at 10 a.m. June 30, 2020.

Bloomington Health Foundation Grant Triples the Value of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Grant will assist the Farmers' Market in supporting access to nutrition for vulnerable populations and boost the local food economy.

Redevelopment Commission to Review Housing Design Proposal for Affordable Housing Development at Switchyard Park

Property adjacent to the City of Bloomington’s new Switchyard Park will be transformed into affordable housing and commercial space. The City’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) will review a proposed affordable housing design at its meeting on Monday, June 29 at 5:00 pm.
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After Nearly 12 Weeks Without a New Case, Third City Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19

After nearly 12 weeks without a new case, a third employee of the City of Bloomington has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, an employee of the Bloomington Fire Department was placed on leave last week awaiting test results for coronavirus, the positive result of which was returned today.
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Kirkwood Complete, East Third Street Construction Continues

This summer the City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life. Improvements to city streets, parking facilities, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure are among the essential activities permitted to proceed by state and local regulations and in compliance with current public health guidelines.

Trial Run of Kirkwood Avenue as Pedestrian and Outdoor Dining Space

The City of Bloomington announces the trial closure of Kirkwood Avenue between Indiana and Grant Streets to vehicular traffic from Friday afternoon, June 19, through Sunday evening, June 21.
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Tuesday Market Moves to Switchyard Park, Opens 2020 Season June 16

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market opens the weekday version of the Market for the 2020 season on June 16 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Pavilion at Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers St. 
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Community Invited to 7-Line Information Session Thursday, June 18

An informational meeting to be held Thursday, June 18 will offer residents the opportunity to learn more and offer input about the new 7-Line, which will provide a protected east-west bicycle lane and improved bus corridor along Seventh Street.
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Community Invited to Virtual Town Hall on Hospital Site Redevelopment

The City invites residents to participate in and learn more about the process of redeveloping the current site of IU Health Bloomington Hospital at a virtual town hall public forum Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. 
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Kirkwood Reopened with Pedestrian Enhancements; Board of Public Works to Consider Petition for Temporary Weekend Street Closures to Expand Seating

The City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life this spring. Improvements to city streets, parking facilities, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure are among the essential activities permitted to proceed by state and local regulations and in compliance with current public health guidelines.
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Indiana Solar for All Grant Deadline Extended to July 1, 2020

Indiana Solar for All (IFSA), a nonprofit project of the Center for Sustainable Living working in partnership with the Solarize Bloomington campaign, is currently accepting grant applications for solar systems from area homeowners with fixed or limited incomes. Applications will be accepted at https://tinyurl.com/ISFA2020 until an extended deadline of July 1.
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City Seeks Proposals for Public Art Installation at Trades District Garage

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Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Permits On-site Sales This Saturday

The Farmers' Market offers a combination of online shopping and on-site purchasing for the first time in the 2020 season June 6.

Kirkwood Scheduled to Reopen Week of June 8 with Pedestrian Enhancements; Progress on Garage Projects

The City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life this spring.  Improvements to city streets, parking facilities, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure are among the essential activities permitted to proceed by state and local regulations and in compliance with current public health guidelines.
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City's Bryan Park and Mills Pools Will Not Open in Summer 2020

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department today announced that its two outdoor pools will remain closed for the summer in order to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19.