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Page last updated on May 6, 2022 at 10:40 am

 

Along with federal, state, and local agencies, the City of Bloomington is implementing protocols to maintain continuity of City government services to support the community’s well-being and protect residents’ and employees’ health during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

 

 

Vaccinations & Boosters

Anyone age five and older may now schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Schedule your appointment at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211. The vaccine is safe and free.

Boosters are available to anyone 18 and older.

 

 

Mask Mandate

The Monroe County Health Department rescinded its mask mandate on March 3, 2022. Face masks are now optional but recommended in indoor settings. Learn more at co.monroe.in.us.

 

 

 

 

What you need to know

• On March 3, 2022, Governor Holcomb ended the state's public health emergency order. 

 

• On March 7, 2022, City meetings will resume in-person and many will offer hybrid options. Details for virtual participation will be provided in meeting notices.

 

• Bloomington City Hall is open with limited access. You can still access services online or by contacting the various City departments here. As you enter City Hall:

  • During business hours, you will be greeted at the front desk. 
  • You will be asked the purpose of your visit. 
  • An appropriate staff member will be notified.  
  • You will be shown to a waiting area in the atrium.
  • The staff member will arrive and assist you at a service station in the atrium.
  • If you are here for a board or commission meeting, please go directly to the designated meeting room.
  • Visitors to City Hall will be limited to the atrium. City-sponsored board and commission meetings are an exception, and meeting participants are welcome. 

 

• The Animal Shelter is open for visitations by appointment: Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat. You can schedule an appointment at Bloomington.in.gov/animal-shelter. The shelter is open on Fridays for walk-ins from 12 - 4 p.m. We continue to manage the numbers of individuals in our kennels on Fridays, so if it is busy there may be a wait. Our kennels and visitation rooms are narrow so we strongly encourage continuing to mask during your visit. Please call 812-349-3492 if you have any questions.  

 

• Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) is open on a limited basis by appointment only. Many documents and resources can be found on their website bhaindiana.net or for pick-up outside their main office at 1007 N Summit Street. Those needing assistance can always call the main office during regular business hours at 812-339-3491.

 

• The Bloomington Police Department has implemented protocols to minimize interaction during shift changes and between patrol officers and administrative offices and to limit exposure for first responders.  Equipment and vehicles are being sanitized more thoroughly and frequently.  

 

 

 

City of Bloomington Protocols and Documents

Plan for Managing City Operations During COVID-19–Click here.

Healthy City Operations Workplace Protocols Manual–Click here.

Cleaning and PPE Use Protocol Manual–Click here.

City Hall Reopening Video for Staff–Click here.

Face Covering Policy for Employees–Click here.

Welcome Students Guide–Click here.

 

 

COVID-19 Press Releases

May 6, 2022: City Reports Zero New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

April 28, 2022: City Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

April 14, 2022: City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

April 8, 2022: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case–Click here.

March 24, 2022: City Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

March 10, 2022: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case–Click here.

February 25, 2022: City Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

February 17, 2022: City Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

February 10, 2022: City Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

February 3, 2022: City Reports Fourteen New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

January 27, 2022: City Reports Thirty New COVID Cases–Click here.

January 20, 2022: City Reports Thirty-eight New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

December 30, 2021: City Reports Eight New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

December 16, 2021: City Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases–Click here.

December 9, 2021: City Reports Eleven New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

December 2, 2021: City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

November 24, 2021: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week–Click here.

November 18, 2021: City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

November 11, 2021: City Reports No New COVID-19 Case in Past Week–Click here.

November 4, 2021: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week- Click here.

October 28, 2021: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week–Click here.

October 14, 2021: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week–Click here.

October 7, 2021: City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

September 30, 2021: City Reports Six New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

September 23, 2021: City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

September 17, 2021: City Reports Six New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

September 9, 2021: City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week–Click here.

September 2, 2021: City Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

August 26, 2021: City Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week–Click here.

August 19, 2021: City Reports COVID-19 Case at Bloomington Fire Department–Click here.

August 12, 2021: City Reports COVID-19 Case in Dispatch–Click here.

August 5, 2021: City Reports No New COVID-19 Cases Among Workforce in Past Two Weeks–Click here.

July 22, 2021: City Reports New COVID-19 Case in Parks & Recreation Department–Click here.

July 15, 2021: City Reports Parks Employee is First New COVID-19 Case Among Workforce in Three Weeks–Click here.

June 17, 2021: City Reports BFD Employee is First New COVID-19 Case Among Workforce in Five Weeks–Click here.

June 10, 2021: City Reports No New COVID-19 Employee Cases in Previous Four Weeks, First Known COVID-19-Related Employee Death–Click here.

June 3, 2021: City Sees No New COVID-19 Employee Cases in Previous Three Weeks–Click here.

May 14, 2021: Mayor Hamilton Issues Executive Order Rescinding City Gathering Limit–Click here.

May 13, 2021: BPD Employee Reports Positive COVID-19 Test Result–Click here.

May 6, 2021: Two City Workers Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results–Click here.

April 8, 2021: Two City Workers Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results–Click here.

April 1, 2021: Three City Workers Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results in March–Click here.

March 25, 2021: City Marks One Month Without Report of Employee COVID-19 Case–Click here.

March 5, 2021: No COVID-19 Employee Cases in Last Week; February’s Employee Case Rate Drops Steeply–Click here.

February 11, 2021: Bloomington Fire Department Employee Receives Positive COVID-19 Result–Click here.

February 4, 2021: Two City Workers Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

January 28, 2021: Four City Workers Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

January 21, 2021: Four City Workers Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

January 14, 2021: Two City of Bloomington Employees Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

January 7, 2021: Two City of Bloomington Employees Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

December 30: Employees at City Hall and BPD Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

December 29: Study Shows Wastewater Monitoring to be Valuable Tool in COVID-19 Detection–Click here.

December 29: City Hall Employee Receives Positive COVID-19 Result–Click here.

December 28: Four City of Bloomington Employees Receive Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

December 21: 12th Bloomington Fire Department Employee Receives Positive COVID-19 Result–Click here.

December 14: Sixth BT Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

December 12: Public Works/Fleet Division Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

December 8: Four Bloomington Fire Department Employees Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

December 3: Bloomington Fire Department Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

December 3: COVID-19 Case at City of Bloomington Utilities–Click here.

December 2: COVID-19 Case at Bloomington Police Department–Click here.

December 1: COVID-19 Case at City Hall–Click here.

November 30: Four Additional COVID-19 Cases at Public Works, CBU, BT–Click here.

November 25: Driver is Fourth BT Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

November 23: Three Additional City Employees Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results Monday–Click here.

November 19: Parks and Recreation Facilities' Operation Status to Change in Response to County Health Department's Public Health Order–Click here.

November 18: Two City Employees Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results Wednesday–Click here.

November 17: Two Additional Dispatch Employees Report Positive COVID-19 Results–Click here.

November 16: Three City Employees Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results–Click here.

November 2: Parks and Recreation Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19 –Click here.

October 27: Parks and Recreation Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19–Click here.

October 21: Bloomington Transit Driver Diagnosed with COVID-19–Click here.

October 6: BPD Employee Receives Positive COVID-19 Viral Test Result–Click here.

September 14: CBU Employee is City’s First COVID-19 Case in Six Weeks–Click here.

August 21: Mayor Issues Executive Order Limiting Private Gatherings to 15–Click here.

August 3: Bloomington Transit Driver Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

July 29: Utilities Reports New COVID-19 Case–Click here.

July 20: Mayor Executes Order to Accelerate COVID-Preventive Measures–Click here.

July 20: Sixth City Employee Receives Positive COVID-19 Result–Click here.

July 17: BT Staffer Diagnosed with COVID-19–Click here.

July 14: Fifth City Employee Diagnosed with COVID-19–Click here.

July 2: Mayor Receives Positive COVID-19 Antibody Result–Click here.

June 29: Fourth City Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

June 22: After Nearly 12 Weeks Without a New Case, Third City Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

June 16: Trial Run of Kirkwood Avenue as Pedestrian and Outdoor Dining Space–Click here.

June 1: City's Bryan Park and Mills Pools Will Not Open in Summer 2020–Click here.

May 15: City Cancels Fourth of July Parade–Click here.

May 12: City of Bloomington Accepting Applications for Community Development Block Grants CARES Act Funding–Click here.

April 23: Utilities Encourages Flushing Pipes in Vacant Buildings–Click here.

April 23: Webinar to Offer Information for Business Owners Navigating Relief Programs–Click here.

April 22: First Round of Funds from Rapid Response Fund Distributed–Click here.

April 20: City Shares Health Update About First Family–Click here.

April 14: City Partners with Community Volunteer Mask Drive to Amplify Effort and Equip City Workers–Click here.

April 13: Mayor Increases Media Appearances–Click here.

April 10: City Shares COVID-19 Case Information–Click here.

April 9: City Accepting Applications For Loans to Small Businesses, Nonprofits, Cultural Groups–Click here.

April 3: CDC Protocols Continue Across City Operations After Second Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19–Click here.

March 28: CDC Protocols Continue at Bloomington Fire Department After Confirmed Case of COVID-19–Click here.

March 27: Bloomington Transit Service Week of March 30–Click here.

March 27: Residents Asked to Bag Trash to Protect Sanitation Workers–Click here.

March 24: City Hall to Close to Public For Two Weeks–Click here.

March 23: Bloomington Transit Offers Free Fares and Rear-Door Boarding–Click here.

March 20: Update on Bloomington Transit Service–Click here.

March 20: Utilities Improves Safety Measures for Customers & Employees–Click here.

March 18: Bloomington Police Department Alter Some Operations and Services–Click here.

March 18: City Maintains Services–Click here.

March 11: City Implements Precautions and Preparations–Click here.

 

 

COVID-19 Press Conferences

A press conference is held every other Friday at 1:15 p.m. The next event will take place on March 11, 2022.

You can watch LIVE at facebook.com/citybloomington, youtube.com/c/bloomingtonindiana or on CATS at catstv.net. Watch past press conferences on the City's YouTube channel–Click here.

 

 

Mayor Hamilton Video Messages and Interviews

February 21, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

February 15, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

January 31, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

January 24, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

January 18, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

January 10, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

January 4, 2022: Click here for the video and transcript.

December 27, 2021: Click here for the video and transcript.

December 20, 2021: Click here for the video and transcript.

December 13, 2021: Click here for the video and transcript.

December 6, 2021: Click here for the video and transcript.

November 29, 2021: Click here for the video and transcript.

November 9, 2021: Click here for the video and transcript.

Click here for all previous videos and transcripts.

 

City of Bloomington Employee COVID-19 Cases 

Click here for the dashboard.

 

City Events and Meetings

Meeting and Event Cancellations and Virtual Instructions–Click here.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes–Click here

 

 

Governor Eric Holcomb's Office

Back On Track IndianaClick here.

Executive OrdersClick here.

Press ReleasesClick here.

 

 

Federal Resources

White House COVID-19 Resources–Click here.

U.S. Census COVID-19 Timeline–Click here.

U.S. Department of Treasury COVID-19 Resources–Click here.

 

 

Indiana State Health Department

The Indiana State Department of Health updated several resource guides that were previously released, including:

Indiana COVID-19 Map

COVID-19 Resource Guide (Multilingual)

Food Safety Guidance (English)(Spanish)

Mental Health Considerations

Stopping the Spread (English)(Spanish)(Arabic)(Burmese)(French)(Swahili)

Specimen Submission and Collection

For additional updates from ISDH on COVID-19, please click here.