Bus riders are required to wear a mask to prevent Coronavirus after an employee tested positive. Do you think mask should be mandatory for all Americans until this pandemic is over?
A METRO RTA bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. The bus operator was last at work on April 22, 2020. The bus operator drove the following routes during the following times, Monday through Friday (IB = inbound to the Transit Center; OB = outbound from the Transit Center): Rt. #1: IB 10:30 a.m.; OB 1 p.m.; IB 2 p.m.; OB 4:25 p.m.; IB 5:32 p.m. Rt. #2: OB 11:20 a.m.; IB 12:21 p.m.; OB 2:50 p.m.; IB 3:49 p.m.
Any passengers who rode the routes listed above should monitor themselves for possible symptoms, contact their doctor if any symptoms develop, and self-quarantine for two weeks to avoid possible exposure to others.
The bus operator was diagnosed on Thursday, April 23, 2020 and is currently quarantined. METRO employees have been notified and the buses driven by the individual have been thoroughly scrubbed and sanitized.
METRO is working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of its passengers and team members in light of COVID-19. METRO has switched to stronger cleaning solvents; has team members visiting the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center throughout the day to clean and disinfect bus interiors; performed extra scrubs on buses; encouraged the public to follow CDC guidelines for illness prevention, including washing hands often and wearing face coverings; provided PPE for its employees such as face masks, gloves, and face shields; offer employee temperature checks at its Kenmore Blvd. offices; closed its Transit Center; halt collection of fares; and increased frequency of cleaning at its facilities.