130 TTC employees have now tested positive for coronavirus

Nov 2 2020, 6:56 am

A total of 130 TTC employees have now tested positive for COVID-19, with 88 staff in isolation, the transit commission confirms.

But, 107 of the staff have returned to work.

According to the TTC, since October 16, 20 more staff have contracted the virus. They include:

  • Bus Operator at Malvern Division
  • Bus Operator at Mount Dennis Division
  • Employee at Building Services
  • Service Person at Station Services
  • Employee at the Operations Training Centre
  • Wheel-Trans Operator at Lakeshore Division
  • Employee at Building Services
  • Employee at Subway Electrical
  • Employee at Building Services
  • Bus Operator at Arrow Division
  • Bus Operator at Arrow Division
  • Employee at Revenue Operations
  • Employee in the Construction Department
  • Bus Operator at Malvern Division
  • Service Person at Station Services
  • Employee at Subway Electrical
  • Bus Operator at Eglinton Division
  • Subway Operator at Wilson Division
  • Subway Operator at Wilson Division
  • Employee at Subway Electrical
The transit commission said once they are notified of a positive diagnosis, they “immediately” engage with Toronto Public Health to investigate and decide on the next steps, including notifying those who may need to take additional action.

“At every location, we take action to ensure enhanced cleaning measures as recommended by public health officials, such as additional surface cleaning in frequently accessed areas, are undertaken as soon as possible,” the TTC said.

As there is ongoing community spread of coronavirus in the city, Toronto Public Health is asking all individuals who have symptoms to self-isolate at home for 14 days from when the symptoms begin and to call Telehealth Ontario, their local public health department, or healthcare provider. TTC employees are also required to call the transit system’s Occupational Health and Safety Department.

Within the city of Toronto there has been a rise in coronavirus cases in with over 300 daily over the last week, Toronto Public Health has reported.

The transit commission said it’s bringing the remainder of its temporarily laid off employees back to work starting the first week of November.

In total, 179 furloughed employees will return to work next month, including 97 bus drivers.

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