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New confirmed Case of COVID‑19

April 9

Today, we received confirmation that an Operator has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to take all necessary steps to protect everyone.

The operator first called in sick on April 1 and has not been at work since. They may have been experiencing symptoms as early as March 29. The operator received the COVID-19 test on April 8 and is self-isolating at home. To protect the privacy of the individual, we will not be releasing their name.

We are working directly with 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; however, in this case the required dates include March 27, 30 and 31, as the operator may have first showed symptoms on March 29. OPH is following up with family and friends who may have been in close contact with the individual.

The operator drove five buses on March 27, 30 and 31, serving the following routes:

March 27

  • Route 92: Greenboro Station 6:23 to Hurdman Station 6:49
  • Route 88: Hurdman Station 6:53 to Terry Fox Station 8:03
  • Route 88: Terry Fox Station 8:12 to Hurdman Station 9:31
  • Route 88: Hurdman Station 9:52 to Terry Fox Station 11:06
  • Route 88: Terry Fox Station 11:20 to Hurdman Station 12:31
  • Route 88: Hurdman Station 12:52 to Billings Bridge Station 12:58

March 28 & 29

The operator was not scheduled to work during these two days.

March 30

  • Route 74: Fallowfield Station 6:57 to Riverview P&R 7:12
  • Route 74: Riverview Park & Ride 7:15 to Fallowfield Station 7:30
  • Route 74: Fallowfield Station 7:57 to Riverview Park & Ride 8:12
  • Route 74: Riverview Park & Ride 8:15 to Tunney’s Pasture Station 8:51
  • Route 16: Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:00 to Westboro Station 9:05
  • Route 62: Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:17 to Terry Fox 9:52
  • Route 62: Terry Fox Station 9:57 to Tunney’s Pasture Station 10:28
  • Route 74: Tunney’s Pasture Station 11:04 to Riverview Park & Ride 11:42
  • Route 74: Riverview Park & Ride 11:45 to Tunney’s Pasture Station 12:21
  • Route 75: Tunney’s Pasture Station 12:29 to Minto Recreation Centre 13:10

March 31

  • Route 74: Fallowfield Station 6:57 to Riverview P&R 7:12
  • Route 74: Riverview Park & Ride 7:15 to Fallowfield Station 7:30
  • Route 74: Fallowfield Station 7:57 to Riverview Park & Ride 8:12
  • Route 74: Riverview Park & Ride 8:15 to Tunney’s Pasture Station 8:51
  • Route 16: Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:00 to Westboro Station 9:05
  • Route 62: Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:17 to Terry Fox 9:52
  • Route 62: Terry Fox Station 9:57 to Tunney’s Pasture Station 10:28
  • Route 74: Tunney’s Pasture Station 11:04 to Riverview Park & Ride 11:42
  • Route 74: Riverview Park & Ride 11:45 to Tunney’s Pasture Station 12:21
  • Route 75: Tunney’s Pasture Station 12:29 to Minto Recreation Centre 13:10

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

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.