Metrolinx COVID-19 update

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

We have been informed that a Metrolinx employee who is working from home as well as another staff member in bus maintenance have both tested positive for COVID-19. Neither employee has had any contact with customers. We are telling the public out of an abundance of caution.

Out of over 4,300 Metrolinx employees, 26 have tested positive for COVID-19. To date, there have been no outbreaks on our system as our safety protocols have helped limit – and get ahead – of the spread.

Ensuring we maintain good air circulation on trains and buses is just one way Metrolinx is limiting the spread of transmission. Metrolinx has invested in seat barriers between customers as well as for bus drivers, ensured hand-sanitizer is readily available, added safety decals to ensure physical distancing and made face coverings mandatory for anyone on our system.  

As numbers increase at an alarming rate, everyone is reminded to take care of themselves and each other by recommitting to the basics from public health:

  • Stay home and off transit if your are ill or have potentially been exposed to COVID-19
  • Wear your face covering and ensure you keep both your nose and mouth covered (Check out the Metrolinx PPE dispensers and 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.

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