Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Two METRO Employees, Contract Worker Test Positive for COVID-19


METRO has received confirmation a bus operator, a bus cleaner, and a service line contract worker employed by First Transit have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 196 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. METRO HOUSTON is 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 Oct.1 and in the two weeks prior, drove the following route:

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The bus cleaner last worked Sept. 25 and had no contact with the public.

The service line contract worker was last on the job Sept. 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 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.