Nine TTC staff and three Metrolinx employees test positive for COVID-19

Mar 6 2021, 3:52 pm

A dozen GTA transit workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.

In a release issued on March 5, Metrolinx reported that three employees had contracted the virus since its last COVID-19 update was posted on February 26.

The staff members were all either working from home or on leave, and the agency said there was no exposure to customers or other employees.

To date, there have been 80 virus cases amongst Metrolinx staff.

According to ATU Local 113 – the TTC’s union – nine staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 2.

One of the new cases is a bus operator based out of the Malvern Division who tested positive on March 4. The employee’s last shift was on February 24.

Another bus operator, who is based out of the Wilson Division, tested positive on March 4. Their last shift was on February 27.

The other confirmed cases include a subway operator in the Danforth Division and a vehicle repairperson at the Greenwood Shop.

A total of 571 TTC employees have now tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic in March 2020.

To date, Ontario has seen 306,997 COVID-19 cases and 7,052 virus-related deaths.

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