TTC driver went to work on same day as positive coronavirus test

Sep 24 2020, 5:19 pm

A TTC bus driver went to work on Wednesday before receiving their positive coronavirus test result that same day.

The driver’s union, ATU Local 113, said the driver with the Arrow Road Division attended work for one hour between 10:15 am and 11:15 am on September 23 before getting their test result back.

“It’s important that you stay home if you are waiting for a COVID-19 test result or showing any symptoms,” union president Carlos Santos said in a news release. “Please practice physical distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts.”

TTC spokesperson Stuart Green did not answer Daily Hive’s question about whether going to work while waiting for a test result is allowed, but he did say all staff are required to wear masks while on TTC property.

The union also said two more employees tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday: a customer service agent and a general body repairman at the Harvey Shop.

The customer service agent’s last day at work was September 15, and the repairman’s last day at work was September 17.

The union says 84 TTC employees have now tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began. All three of the latest cases are recovering at home.

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