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7th municipal employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee of City of Bloomington Utilities Transmission and Distribution services tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend and is now on paid leave. The employee does not regularly interact with the public and has been quarantined since Wednesday when he or she first began showing symptoms.

The employee is the second CBU employee to test positive for COVID-19, experiencing symptoms a little over a week after the first CBU employee began feeling symptoms. The employee is the sixth city employee to test positive through a viral test. 

A Bloomington Transit employee also tested positive, but BT employees are technically not City of Bloomington employees due to BT being a separate municipal corporation. Mayor John Hamilton also tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, a strong indication he had the virus at one point.

The city is performing contact tracing and is sanitizing the facilities, vehicles and equipment the employee came into contact with, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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