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RTA announces fifth employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 10:44:23-04

CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority reported its fifth positive COVID-19 case Monday morning.

The employee is also the spouse of a Transit police dispatcher who had previously tested positive, RTA said. The RTA news release does not indicate what the position the employee with the newly-reported case holds.

After learning the dispatcher had tested positive, the spouse was instructed to self-quarantine and later began to display symptoms.

The employee’s last day at work was April 3 and their work areas had been disinfected before the start of the next business day, RTA said.

Other employees who may have had contact with the employee have been notified, according to RTA.

Another married couple working at the RTA previously tested positive for COVID-19, as did an operator and the dispatcher who is married to the latest case.

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Some riders and operators with Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority have said they still have coronavirus concerns and are asking RTA leadership to examine additional steps in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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