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.
Metrolinx has been informed that an office employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member has not been at the office since September 24 and appears to have contracted the virus from outside the work location.
There is no risk to customers or other staff. The employee is now recovering at home and we wish them a speedy recovery.
Out of a workforce of approximately 4,300 staff, this is the 16th Metrolinx employee who has tested positive for COVID-19.
As the case numbers rise, Metrolinx has made the decision to continue with most of our office staff at home to work for the time being. While at work, it is mandatory for all Metrolinx employees and customers to wear face coverings to protect those around them. This along with over 40 other safety actions has helped prevent outbreaks on our system and in our work locations. See more about all the safety actions Metrolinx has implemented to help stop the spread.
All staff and customers are asked to remember the basics from public health:
- Stay home and off transit if you are ill
- Wear your face covering and ensure you keep both your nose and mouth covered (we’ve got great new branded masks) when keeping a social distancing isn’t possible
- Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer when you can’t
- Limit your social interactions – even during holidays.
Wishing a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving weekend to everyone.
Story by Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx senior manager of media.