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BFD Employee Becomes 36th City Employee To Test Positive

The exterior of the Bloomington Fire Station Headquarters.

(Emma Atkinson, WFIU/WTIU News)

For the fourth time this month, the City of Bloomington is reporting a new COVID-19 case among city employees.

A Bloomington Fire Department employee became the 36th City of Bloomington employee to test positive for COVID-19, after they began experiencing mild symptoms on Dec. 2. According to a Thursday afternoon news release, the employee last worked Nov. 30 and is now taking paid leave to recover. The City reported 16 COVID-19 cases among city employees in November alone.

READ MORE: Indiana Sets A New Single-Day Case Record

An internal contact tracing process identified no co-workers or members of the public as close contacts.

Monroe County crossed the 6,000 case threshold on Thursday and currently has an 8.1% seven-day positivity rate.

For the latest news and resources about COVID-19, bookmark our Coronavirus In Indiana page here.

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