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New Case of COVID‑19

April 16

Today, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last worked on April 11 and may have been experiencing symptoms as early as April 10. The operator received the COVID-19 test on April 14 and continues to self-isolate at home. To protect the privacy of the individual, we will not be releasing their name.

We are working directly with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee. OPH has advised that the key dates are the period 48 hours prior to the first day the employee showed symptoms; in this case the key dates are April 9, 10 and 11. OPH is following up with family and friends who may have been in close contact with the individual. We have begun contacting employees who may have come into close contact with this bus operator during those key dates.

The operator was onboard three buses and one train on April 9-11, serving the following routes:

April 9

  • The operator was not scheduled to work this day.

April 10

  • Route 14: 8 am Tunney’s Pasture to St-Laurent Station 8:43 am
  • Route 14: 9 am St-Laurent Station to Tunney’s Pasture 9:51 am
  • Route 14: 10:10 am Tunney’s Pasture to St-Laurent Station 11:03 am
  • Route 14: 11:23 am St-Laurent Station to Tunney’s Pasture 12:17 pm
  • Route 14: 12:25 pm Tunney’s Pasture to St-Laurent Station 1:18 pm
  • Route 14: 1:33 pm St-Laurent Station to Tunney’s Pasture 2:28 pm
  • Route 14: 2:40 pm Tunney’s Pasture to St-Laurent Station 3:33 pm
  • Route 14: 3:48 pm St-Laurent Station to Tunney’s Pasture 4:43 pm
  • Route 14: 4:55 pm Tunney’s Pasture to St-Laurent Station 5:47 pm

April 11

  • Route 62: 7:47 am Tunney’s Pasture Station to Terry Fox Park & Ride 8:19 am
  • Route 62: 8:27 am Terry Fox Park & Ride to Tunney’s Pasture 8:58 am
  • Route 74: 9:04 am Tunney’s Pasture Station to Riverview Park & Ride 9:42 am
  • Route 74: 9:45 am Riverview Park & Ride to Tunney’s Pasture Station 10:21 am
  • Route 75: 10:29 am Tunney’s Pasture Station to Barrhaven Centre 10:56 am
  • Route 75: 11:01 am Barrhaven Centre to Tunney’s Pasture Station 11:29 am
  • Route 75: 11:44 am Tunney’s Pasture Station to Minto Recreation Centre 12:25 pm
  • Route 75: 12:30 pm Minto Recreation Centre to Tunney’s Pasture 1:12 pm
  • Route 62: 1:17 pm Tunney’s Pasture Station to Terry Fox Park & Ride 1:52 pm
  • Route 62: 1:57 pm Terry Fox Park & Ride to Tunney’s Pasture Station 2:29 pm
  • Route 75: 2:44 pm Tunney’s Pasture to Minto Recreation Centre 3:25 pm
  • Route 75: 3:30 pm Minto Recreation Centre to Tunney’s Pasture Station 4:12 pm
  • Route 62: 4:17 pm Tunney’s Pasture Station to Terry Fox Park & Ride 4:52 pm
  • Route 62: 4:57 pm Terry Fox Park & Ride to Tunney’s Pasture Station 5:28 pm
  • Was a passenger on the O-Train Line 1: 5:40 pm Tunney’s Pasture to St. Laurent Station 6:00 pm
  • Was a passenger on the Route 40: 6:12 pm St. Laurent Station to 1500 St-Laurent 6:15 pm

OC Transpo is identifying vehicles and facilities that may require additional cleaning over and above our enhanced cleaning process.

If customers have concerns of this exposure, they can contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to speak to a public health nurse or visit ottawapublichealth.ca.