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METRO RTA bus driver tests positive for COVID-19 day after last working

Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 17:56:09-04

AKRON, Ohio — A METRO Regional Transit Authority bus operator tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, according to METRO RTA.

The operator’s last day at work was Wednesday.

Over the past two weeks, the bus operator drove the following routes at the following times:

Route 1—West Market Street:

  • Inbound to the Transit Center at 10:30 a.m.
  • Outbound from the Transit Center at 1 p.m.
  • Inbound to the Transit Center at 2 p.m.
  • Outbound from the Transit Center at 4:25 p.m.
  • Inbound to the Transit Center at 5:32 p.m

Route 2—Arlington Road:

  • Outbound from the Transit Center at 11:20 a.m.
  • Inbound to the Transit Center at 12:21 p.m.
  • Outbound from the Transit Center at 2:50 p.m.
  • Inbound to the Transit Center at 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, according to METRO RTA.

The bus driver was diagnosed Thursday and has been quarantined. METRO RTA said employees have been notified and the buses driven by the individual have been thoroughly scrubbed and sanitized.

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