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OC Transpo – New Case of COVID‑19

April 11

Today, we received confirmation that a member of the Special Constable Unit at OC Transpo has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee left work on April 10 after feeling ill and received the COVID‑19 test the same day; they have been self-isolating at home since. To protect the privacy of the individual, we will not be releasing their name. We are working alongside 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 required dates include April 8, 9, and 10. 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 employee during those key dates.

The individual visited the following public-facing locations on the below-listed dates:

April 8

  • Blair Station: 9:30 to 10 am
  • St-Laurent Station: 10:20 to 10:45 am
  • Hurdman Station: 1:20 to 1:22
  • St-Laurent Station: 1:45 to 2:10 pm
  • Hurdman Station: 2:20 to 2:30 pm
  • Tremblay Station: 4:05 to 4:40 pm
  • Blair Station: 4:55 to 5:40 pm
    1. Boarded stationary westbound train at 4:56 pm and disembarked at 4:57 pm

April 9

  • Rideau Station: 9:10 to 11:25 am
  • Hurdman Station: 2:50 to 2:55 pm
  • Blair Station: 4:40 to 5:30 pm
  • Rideau Station: 5:40 to 6 pm

April 10

  • Rideau Station: 8:30 am to 9:35 am

OC Transpo is identifying the vehicles and employee spaces used by the employee during the key dates. Those will all be fully cleaned and sanitized.

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.