Two New GRTC COVID-19 Cases Detected at On-site Testing Event

For Immediate Release
December 12, 2020
For more information, contact:
CARRIE ROSE PACE – (804) 516-4148 –
carrie.rosepace@ridegrtc.com

Two New GRTC COVID-19 Cases Detected at On-site Testing Event
Only two positive cases out of 188 employees tested on-site Thursday.

RICHMOND, Va. (December 12, 2020) – GRTC reports two new COVID-19 cases among its workforce, detected from an on-site testing event held at GRTC Thursday. Out of 188 employees tested on December 10, only two were COVID-positive. Case #36 is the 33rd GRTC employee to test positive and was last at GRTC on December 10. The employee has public-facing duties and is in quarantine at home. Case #37 is the 34th GRTC employee to test positive and was last at GRTC on December 10. The employee has public-facing duties and is in quarantine at home. Cases #35-37 are suspected to be connected.

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There are twelve people currently on leave with COVID-19, all of whom are recovering at home. 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. 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.

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