Friday, October 9, 2020

METRORail Employee, Contract Bus Operator Test Positive for COVID-19

 METRO has received confirmation a METRORail employee and a contract bus operator who works for First Transit have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 198 METRO employees and 55 contractors since March 2020. 

Eighty-eight 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 contract bus operator last worked Oct. 5 and in the two weeks prior, drove the following route:

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

The METRORail worker's last day on the job was Oct. 2 and that employee did not have 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 route driven by the bus operator during those time frames as well as anyone else who may have been impacted by the latest positive cases,