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Bloomington Transit driver tests positive for coronavirus


Two Bloomington Transit buses wait to pick up students Oct. 15, 2019, on East Seventh Street. A Bloomington Transit driver tested positive for the virus on Aug. 1. Claire Livingston

A Bloomington Transit bus driver tested positive for coronavirus on Aug. 1.

The driver drove on Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4 between July 14 and 28 and began experiencing symptoms on July 29. Contact tracing determined that no other employees or customers were at risk of exposure by the employee, according to a press release by the City of Bloomington. Vehicles driven by the employee have been disinfected. 

Bloomington Transit has implemented safety protocols since March 24, such as a caution barrier tape between drivers and passengers, rear-door entry and fare-free rides. 

The employee is the first driver and second employee of Bloomington Transit to test positive for the virus.

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