Two New GRTC COVID-19 Cases Detected Dec 6, 2020

For Immediate Release
December 6, 2020
For more information, contact:
CARRIE ROSE PACE – (804) 516-4148 –
carrie.rosepace@ridegrtc.com

Two New GRTC COVID-19 Cases Detected Today
Currently eight active COVID-19 cases among the workforce.

RICHMOND, Va. (December 6, 2020) – GRTC reports two new COVID-19 cases among its workforce. Case #32 is the 29th 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. Case #32 is suspected to be connected with Case #31 from outside-of-work social interactions together. Case #33 is the 30th GRTC employee to test positive and was last at GRTC on December 2. Case #33 is confirmed to have non-work exposure to the virus. The employee has public-facing duties and is in quarantine at home.

GRTC CEO Julie Timm says, “Contact tracing efforts are underway for the new cases this weekend, and as we ask any potentially compromised staff to quarantine, we will continue to have service disruptions. I encourage customers making essential trips on GRTC to secure alternate transportation to reach their destinations, and we plan to continue offering emergency rides home through our on-demand partner UZURV for passengers left stranded at bus stops without service.”

Related: GRTC Service Delays Occurring

There are eight people currently on leave with COVID-19, seven of whom are recovering at home. Case #26 was released from the hospital this weekend and their condition is improving. 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. 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 on 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.

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