Metrolinx COVID update

Metrolinx has constantly updated incidents where transit staff, and customers, may have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest.

Metrolinx has been informed that two additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Neither employee works with the public or transit customers, and they work in different divisions and worksites.

Image shows a GO bus
A GO bus drives is seen along a rural road, in this stock image. (Metrolinx photo)

Out of over 4,300 Metrolinx employees, 20 have tested positive for COVID-19 and all have recovered or are recovering at home. All appear to have contracted the virus outside of the workplace and not while taking transit or at a worksite. Safety protocols have helped stop the spread.

As the virus continues to circulate in the community, everyone is reminded of the basics from public health:

  • Stay home and off transit if you are ill or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19
  • Wear your face covering and ensure you keep both your nose and mouth covered (we’re raising money for United Way by selling our own branded masks)
  • Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer found on buses, trains and in stations when you can’t
  • Download the COVID Alert App which has already helped some of our staff receive early notifications of exposures and potentially limit the spread. The app has been pushed out to all Metrolinx phones.

Metrolinx has implemented over 40 safety actions on our system to help stop the spread of the virus.  Work safe, play safe, stay safe – everyday.

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