For Immediate Release
June 25, 2020
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No New GRTC COVID-19 Cases After On-Site Testing Last Week
Only one case during past two weeks; 14 total cases since March.
RICHMOND, Va. (June 25, 2020) – On Thursday, June 18, GRTC hosted another voluntary, on-site COVID-19 testing event for staff, conducted by SecureHealth, a regionally owned and operated urgent care provider. Of the 67 employees who were tested, none are positive for COVID-19.
On-going and repeated testing will continue to be an extremely important tool to aid in early detection of COVID-19 in the workforce. The majority of previous GRTC cases reported relatively mild symptoms or none at all when tested for COVID-19 which is why on-site testing is an invaluable tool in screening for asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic infections.
GRTC continues to encourage individual testing for COVID-19 by staff if they feel sick or believe they have had direct contact with a positive case. All COVID-19 testing, both on-site and elsewhere, continues to be paid for by GRTC on behalf of employees. The 14 cases appear to be largely unrelated to each other and are spread over the past twelve weeks. As GRTC is informed of each potential or confirmed case, all identified staff who may have been in contact with the suspected or confirmed case are notified, quarantined, and tested in accordance with guidance from the Virginia Department of Health. The full list of confirmed cases is available online.
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.Download