Metrolinx updates COVID cases

Throughout the pandemic, the transit agency has constantly updated the public on any new cases of the virus among its employees. Here are the latest results.

September 14, 2020 – Metrolinx has been informed that an employee working in bus operations has tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member has not been at work since August 5 as they were on leave and contracted the virus from outside the work location. They are now recovering at home and are receiving support from Metrolinx officials and fellow employees.

As we have throughout the pandemic, we are updating the public to be completely transparent and keep our customers and staff informed.

As a reminder, most staff are health screened before entering the workplace and once at work, all employees wear proper personal protective equipment, such as face coverings and face shields, as well as gloves, keep a safe distance from staff and customers, and maintain proper disinfection procedures.

It is mandatory for all Metrolinx employees and customers to wear face coverings to protect those around them.  This has helped keep our positive cases during the pandemic very low and a good reminder of the importance of wearing face coverings throughout your entire journey – from station, to platform, to bus and train.  

Out of a workforce of approximately 4,300 staff, this is the 12th Metrolinx employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. Early on in the pandemic before everyone was being tested, four other staff were considered probable cases

Story by Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx senior manager of media.