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Four Bloomington Fire Department employees test positive for COVID-19

Four additional Bloomington Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, according to a press release from the city.

One employee started experiencing symptoms Dec. 2 and tested positive Dec. 5. They had last worked Dec. 1. The second employee felt sick Dec. 2 and received a positive result Dec. 6. The employee last worked Nov. 30. The third employee started having symptoms Dec. 4 and received a positive test the next day. They last worked Dec. 3. The fourth employee started feeling symptoms Dec. 6 during their shift and went home. They were tested Dec. 7 and had a positive result. 

The four employees were not identified as close contacts to one another, according to the release. 

This marks nine total fire department employees and 40 total city employees who have tested positive since March. 

Before this, the most recent positive case from the fire department was announced Dec.3.

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