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Bloomington Transit employee is 6th municipal worker to test positive for COVID-19


A Bloomington Transit bus maintenance worker is the sixth municipal worker to test positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to a city press release.

The employee has not gone to work since July 11 and started experiencing COVID-19 symptoms July 12, according to the release. The employee was placed on paid leave for two weeks after receiving a positive test.

An internal contact tracing process determined that no other employees were at risk of contracting COVID-19 from this BT employee, according to the release. The employee’s work area and equipment are being disinfected.

Five city employees have already tested positive for the illness prior to the BT employee, and Mayor John Hamilton received a positive COVID-19 antibody test. 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the BT employee was a city employee. BT is a separate municipal entity than the city and BT employees are technically not city employees. The IDS regrets this error.

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