GRTC Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

For Immediate Release
April 6, 2020
For more information, contact:
CARRIE ROSE PACE – (804) 516-4148 –

GRTC Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 
Employee has been isolated at home since March 27th and is already recovering.

RICHMOND, Va. (April 6, 2020) – GRTC was notified over the weekend of an office employee confirmed to have COVID-19, believed to have been contracted from a relative. The GRTC employee is recovering well at home on paid sick leave. The employee has not been in GRTC facilities or vehicles since Friday, March 27th. GRTC is confident the risk of exposure to its customers and frontline staff is negligible because the case was contained early. GRTC facilities and vehicles are disinfected daily with many areas also cleaned regularly during and between shifts.

GRTC Chief Executive Officer Julie Timm says, “I am grateful our employee and their family are already well on the road to a full recovery, and we look forward to welcoming them back at work as soon as they are ready. For weeks, we have been working on a case-by-case basis to quarantine any staff who thought they may have been exposed or have symptoms that may put GRTC at risk. We believe that our active engagement on social distancing for GRTC staff continues to reduce the spread of this disease.”

For the most complete and latest GRTC updates during this pandemic, please visit our website.

GRTC is a public service corporation providing mobility services in the Greater Richmond area. GRTC’s current operational budget of $53.9M primarily funds daily mobility operations and vehicle maintenance. GRTC provides more than 9.25 million trips annually.