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New Case of COVID-19

April 22

Today, we received confirmation that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last worked on April 19 and started experiencing symptoms at the end of their shift. The operator received the COVID-19 test on April 21 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 17, 18 and 19. 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 drove three buses on the key dates, serving the following routes:

April 17

  • Route 111: Baseline Station 5:35 am to Billings Bridge Station 6:08 am
  • Route 44: Billings Bridge Station 6:15 am to Hurdman Station 6:44 am
  • Route 44: Hurdman Station 6:48 am to Billings Bridge Station 7:18 am
  • Route 111: Billings Bridge Station 7:27 am to Baseline Station 8 am
  • Route 111: Baseline Station 8:05 am to Billings Bridge Station 8:38 am
  • Route 44: Billings Bridge Station 8:45 am to Hurdman Station 9:14 am
  • Route 44: Hurdman Station 9:18 am to Billings Bridge Station 9:48 am
  • Route 111: Billings Bridge Station 9:57 am to Baseline Station 10:30 am
  • Route 111: Baseline Station 10:35 am to Billings Bridge Station 11:11 am
  • Route 44: Billings Bridge Station 11:22 to Hurdman Station 11:51 am
  • Route 44: Hurdman Station 12 pm to Billings Bridge Station 12:31 pm
  • Route 44: Billings Bridge Station 12:37 pm to Hurdman Station 1:06 pm
  • Route 44: Hurdman Station 1:15 pm to Billings Bridge Station 1:46 pm
  • Route 44: Billings Bridge Station 1:52 pm to Hurdman Station 2:21 pm

April 18

  • Route 75: Rideau Centre 4:09 am to Barrhaven Centre 4:54 am
  • Route 75: Barrhaven Centre 4:58 am to Rideau Centre E 5:42 am
  • Route 42: Hurdman 6:10 am to Blair 6:40 am
  • Route 34: Blair Station 6:47 am to Renaud & Saddleridge Drive 7:17 am
  • Route 34: Renaud & Saddleridge Drive 7:17 am to Blair Station 7:55 am
  • Route 42: Blair Station 8:05 am to Hurdman Station 8:34 am
  • Route 42: Hurdman Station 8:40 am to Blair Station 9:10 am
  • Route 34: Blair Station 9:17 am to Renaud & Saddleridge Drive 9:47 am
  • Route 34: Renaud & Saddleridge Drive 9:47 am to Blair Station 10:25 am
  • Route 42: Blair Station 10:35 am to Hurdman Station 11:04 am
  • Route 42: Hurdman Station 11:10 am to Blair Station 11:40 am

April 19

  • Route 48: Hurdman Station 7:27 am to Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre 8:01 am
  • Route 48: Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre 8:05 am to Hurdman Station 8:36 am
  • Route 9: Hurdman Station 8:45 am to Daly Avenue & Nicholas Street intersection 9:10 am
  • Route 9: Daly Avenue & Nicholas Street intersection 9:12 am to Hurdman Station 9:39 am
  • Route 46: Hurdman Station 10:05 am to Billings Bridge Station 10:40 am
  • Route 46: Billings Bridge Station 10:47 am to Hurdman Station 11:27 am

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

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