Monday, July 13, 2020

METRO Bus Operators, METROLift Contract Drivers, MPD Officer Among Latest COVID-19 Cases

METRO has received confirmation three bus operators, two First Transit contract drivers for METROLift, a METRO police officer and an operations manager have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total number of cases to 105 METRO employees and 26 contractors. Forty-seven of the employees had no contact with the public. METRO tracks and reports all positive cases among its workforce of more than 4200. We are also conducting temperature checks of employees before they begin their workday. 
The first bus operator last worked June 30 and in the two weeks prior, drove the following routes:
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The second bus operator last worked July 6 and in the two weeks prior, drove the following routes:
second operator
The third bus operator last worked July 4 and in the two weeks prior, drove the following routes:
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*The charts above reflect the days the operators were on duty two weeks prior to their last days on the job.
One First Transit contract driver provided services for METROLift June 12,15, 23, 24, and 25. The second First Transit contract driver provided services for METROLift June 24 and 26, as well as July 1, 3, and 6. METROLift is an on-demand service and does not operate specific routes.
The MPD officer last worked March 20. The operations manager last worked June 23 and had no contact with the public.
Anyone who comes in contact with an individual who tests positive should monitor themselves for possible symptoms, contact your health care provider as soon as you develop any symptoms, and self-isolate to avoid possibly exposing others, including refraining from using public transportation.
METRO is working with public health officials so they can identify and notify anyone who traveled the routes driven by the bus operators during those time frames as well as anyone else who may have been impacted by the latest positive cases.