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Bloomington firefighter is third city employee to test positive for COVID-19

A Bloomington Fire Department employee tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, according to a city press release. The firefighter has been on leave since last week, when symptoms first arose. 

This is the third city employee confirmed to have the coronavirus, after another Bloomington firefighter tested positive March 28 and a parks department employee tested positive April 3, according to the release. Both employees have since recovered and returned to work. 

Following guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city is working on contact tracing to determine who the employee came in contact with in the past week to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

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