For Immediate Release
November 30, 2020
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Two New GRTC COVID-19 Cases Detected Today
Currently five active, unrelated COVID-19 cases among the workforce.
RICHMOND, Va. (November 30, 2020) – GRTC reports two new COVID-19 cases among its workforce. Case #29 is the 26th GRTC employee to test positive and was last at GRTC on November 27. The employee has public-facing duties and is now quarantined at home. Case #30 is the 27th GRTC employee to test positive and was last at GRTC on November 11. The employee has no public-facing duties and is now quarantined at home.
GRTC Chief Executive Officer Julie Timm says, “We continue to take precautions during this pandemic to protect the health of both our staff and customers and ensure we can deliver reliable service. GRTC requires 100% compliance to the mask mandate on-board and in our facilities, provides sanitizer stations both on-board vehicles and at headquarters, encourages social distancing, and disinfects vehicles and facilities daily. We take COVID-safety measures seriously as community cases are rising in our service area, and we strongly ask customers to only ride for essential trips. Absolutely do not ride with us if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.”
There are five people currently on leave with COVID-19. Case #26 is the only employee being treated in a local hospital at this time. Contact tracing so far appears to indicate that all five cases are suspected to have been contracted off-duty from other family members or non-work community 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. 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.Download