Thursday, October 8, 2020

Houston METRO Bus Operator Tests Positive for COVID-19

METRO has received confirmation a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 197 METRO employees and 54 contractors since March 2020. 

Eighty-seven of the employees had no contact with the public. METRO tracks and reports all positive cases among its 4200 employees and the various contractors who provide services to METRO. We are also conducting temperature checks of employees and others before they begin their workday at METRO facilities or on our vehicles. 

The bus operator last worked Sept. 30 and in the two weeks prior, drove the following routes:

Fallbrook 197

*The chart above reflects the days the operator was on duty two weeks prior to their last day on the job.

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 operator during those time frames.