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Fourth Bloomington firefighter diagnosed with COVID-19

The City of Bloomington announced today in a press release that a fourth member of the Bloomington Fire Department has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The employee last worked on Oct. 21 and tested positive with a viral test on Oct. 25. The last reported case in the fire department was on June 29. 

The BFD conducted an internal contact tracing process according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indiana State Department of Health guidelines. This process determined no coworker or member of the public had been at risk of exposure to COVID-19, according to the release. BFD also followed decontamination protocols for the fire station and items the employee came into contact with. 

This case marks the 15th COVID-19 diagnosis among City of Bloomington employees, according to the release, including those employed in Utilities and Bloomington Transit.

Last week the city announced that a Bloomington Transit bus driver tested positive.

One additional city employee reported receiving a positive COVID-19 antibody test result, according to the release. 

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