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City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

Bloomington, Ind. - One City Hall employee, one employee of the Department of Public Works (DPW), and one Bloomington Transit (BT) employee reported receiving positive results of COVID-19 viral tests over the last week. None of these cases were linked to a previous case at the City. Details of each case reported over the last week are as follows:

 

  • The DPW employee began experiencing symptoms on Saturday, November 13, receiving a positive COVID-19 test result on Tuesday, November 16. No co-workers or members of the public were identified as close contacts. 

  • The BT employee began experiencing symptoms on Monday, November 15, receiving a positive COVID-19 test result on Wednesday, November 17. No co-workers or members of the public were identified as close contacts. 

  • The City Hall employee, who was asymptomatic, received a positive COVID-19 test result on Tuesday, November 16. Coworkers identified as close contacts were notified; no members of the 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. 

 

123 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.