Press release: City Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Thursday: 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2022

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Krebbs, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor

andrew.krebbs[email protected] or 812-349-3406

City Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases

Bloomington, Ind.–Nine City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the February 3 update, including four Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, two Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, one Utilities (CBU) employee, and two City Hall employees.

Any close contacts have been notified, but no members of the general public were identified as close contacts as a result of exposure to these employees in the course of their work.  

“Close contact” is defined by the 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. 

Details of each case are as follows: 

A Parks employee started experiencing symptoms on January 20 and received a positive COVID-19 test result on January 26. There were no close contacts.

A second Parks employee started experiencing symptoms on February 5 and received a positive COVID-19 test result on February 7. There were no close contacts.

A third Parks employee started experiencing symptoms on February 9 and received a positive COVID-19 test result on the same day. There were no close contacts.

A fourth Parks employee started experiencing symptoms on February 3, and it is unclear when they received a positive result at this time. There were no close contacts.

Two BPD employees received a positive COVID-19 test result this week, but the exact dates are not known at the time of this release. There were no close contacts.

A CBU employee started experiencing symptoms on February 5 and received a positive COVID-19 test result on February 9. There were no close contacts.

A City Hall employee started experiencing symptoms on February 4, receiving a positive COVID-19 test result on February 3. There were no close contacts.

A second City Hall employee started experiencing symptoms on February 7, receiving a positive COVID-19 test result on February 9. There were no close contacts. 

Including today’s report, 285 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 https://bton.in/SOHjE. Other City-related updates about the COVID-19 pandemic are available at bloomington.in.gov/covid19.  

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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