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City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

Bloomington, Ind. - Two City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) employees and one Department of Public Works (DPW) employee reported receiving positive results of COVID-19 viral tests over the last week. Details of each case are as follows:

 

  • One CBU employee, who works in the Transmission and Distribution Division, began experiencing symptoms on Saturday, September 18, receiving a positive result on Monday, September 20. This employee was identified as a close contact of a co-worker in the same division who had previously reported a positive test result. However, no co-workers or members of the general public were in turn identified as close contacts.  

  • One CBU employee, who works at the Dillman Wastewater Treatment Plant received a positive result on Wednesday, September 22. Coworkers identified as close contacts were notified; no members of the public were identified as close contacts.  

  • The DPW employee, who works in the Sanitation Division, began experiencing symptoms on Tuesday, September 21, receiving a positive result on Wednesday, September 22. No co-workers or members of the general public were identified as close contacts.

 

“Close contact” is defined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset--or, for asymptomatic clients, two days prior to positive specimen collection--until the time the patient is isolated. 

 

City workers have reported 12 positive COVID-19 viral test results thus far this month.  Including these results, 107 positive COVID-19 viral test results have been reported since the start of the pandemic by City workers, including those employed by the municipal corporations that operate the water utility (CBU), transit system (Bloomington Transit), and public housing (Bloomington Housing Authority).  Additionally, COVID-19 was listed among the causes of death of one City worker.  

 

Data about COVID-19 cases among City employees, in the county, the state and the nation are presented at this online dashboard. Other City-related updates about the COVID-19 pandemic 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.