One New GRTC COVID-19 Case Detected Dec 9, 2020

For Immediate Release
December 9, 2020
For more information, contact:
CARRIE ROSE PACE – (804) 516-4148 –

One New GRTC COVID-19 Case Detected Today
Currently nine active COVID-19 cases among the workforce.

RICHMOND, Va. (December 9, 2020) – GRTC reports one new COVID-19 case among its workforce. Case #34 is the 31st GRTC employee to test positive and was last at GRTC on December 4. The employee has public-facing duties and is in quarantine at home.

Related: GRTC Service Delays Occurring This Week

There are nine people currently on leave with COVID-19, eight of whom are recovering at home. Case #31 is being treated for complications from the virus at a local hospital. The active cases are suspected to have been contracted off-duty from other family members or non-work activities around Thanksgiving. As positive cases are identified, GRTC proactively notifies, quarantines, and tests for any possible contact. This process is in accordance with guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health. The full list of confirmed staff and contractor cases is available online

GRTC continues to host periodic on-site, free COVID-19 testing events for staff, including the next event tomorrow, December 10th. 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 $60.3M primarily funds daily mobility operations and vehicle maintenance. GRTC provides more than 9.25 million trips annually.