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City Reports Two New COVID-19 Employee Cases

Bloomington, Ind. – Two City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the November 10 update, including one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee and one Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) employee.


Details of the case are as follows: 


  • One BPD employee started experiencing symptoms on November 14 and received a positive COVID-19 test result on the same day. There were no close contacts.


  • One BHA employee started experiencing symptoms on November 11 and received a positive COVID-19 test result on November 12. There were no close contacts.


To date, 470 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 available at Other City-related updates about the COVID-19 pandemic are available at  


City of Bloomington Utilities continues its weekly COVID-19 wastewater sampling program. While it is presently in the early stages of development, wastewater sampling has been proposed as a future “early warning” methodology. As of November 7, the most recent date for which data is available, sample concentrations were 460 gene copies/100mL at the Dillman plant and 250 gene copies/100mL at the Blucher Poole plant. Sampling data is available at


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.


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