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City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week

Bloomington, Ind. - A Bloomington Transit (BT) employee reported receiving a positive result of a COVID-19 viral test on Friday, October 22 after first experiencing symptoms on Thursday, October 21.  It is the only positive COVID-19 viral test result reported among the City’s workforce over the past seven days.  The employee had not been identified as a close contact of a prior COVID-19 case among the City workforce, and no co-workers or members of the public were in turn identified as close contacts of this employee. 


“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. 


119 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 (City of Bloomington Utilities), transit system (BT), 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.