2 more GRTC employees test postive for coronavirus

2 more GRTC employees test postive for coronavirus
In total, 30 GRTC employees have tested positive since the pandemic started.

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Two additional employees with the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) have tested positive for coronavirus. The cases reported Monday follow another case reported the day before.

GRTC officials say there are now five active cases amongst its staff. In total, 30 employees have tested positive since the pandemic started.

The most recent case involves an employee who does not have any public-facing duties and is now quarantined at home.

“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,” said GRTC Chief Executive Officer Julie Timm. “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.”

Officials say it appears all five active cases were contracted off-duty from other family members.

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