Metro Vancouver bus driver tests positive for coronavirus: TransLink

Apr 7 2020, 11:35 am

A bus driver in Surrey has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

The transit authority was advised by a bus operator working out of Surrey that they’ve tested positive for the virus, according to TransLink spokesperson Ben Murphy.

“Any relevant buses and workspaces that this employee has come into contact with recently have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected,” stated Murphy.

Public health officials have not officially confirmed the case with TransLink, and there is no indication that there is heightened risk to the public.

“The employee has our full support and we wish them a speedy recovery. British Columbia has very strict privacy laws and whether to disclose any further details on this case would be a matter for the Provincial Health Officer,” said Murphy.

Last week, TransLink confirmed two employees working in its bus operations subsidiary, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC), have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a release, the public transit authority said one employee works out of Burnaby Transit Centre, while the other employee works out of Port Coquitlam Transit Centre.

Days later, a HandyDART driver was confirmed to have tested positive as well.