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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

12/26/20 6:00 PM

December 26: The first individual is a contractor who works in the Closures and Diversions Department. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on December 22, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 16, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 23. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 26, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 20, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

December 25: The first employee is an Assistant Foreperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 22. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 24, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 22, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Bus Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 20. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 25, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 19, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

December 24: The employee is an Instructor who works in the Operations Training Centre. The individual developed symptoms on December 22. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 23, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 18, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

December 23: The first employee is a Subway Operator who works at Danforth Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 22, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 18, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Janitor who works in the Rail Cars and Shops Department. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on December 13, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 7, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Subway Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 16. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 23, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 12, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 23, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 10, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

December 22: The first employee is a Track Maintainer who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 17. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 21, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 16, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Coach Technician who works at Wilson Garage. The individual developed symptoms on December 18. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 21, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 8, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Collector who works in the Stations Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 19. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 22, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 19, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

December 21: The first employee is a Track Maintainer who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 20, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 10, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is an Electrician who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 21, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 6, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Coach Technician who works at Duncan Shop. The individual developed symptoms on December 16. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 18, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 15, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home. 

The fourth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Mount Dennis Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 17. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on December 18, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 14, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is an Engineer who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 17, after completing their shift. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 20, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 17, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The sixth individual works in the Finance Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 17. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, December 20, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 15, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

December 20: The employee is a Rail Vehicle Analyzer who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on December 12. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, December 20, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 11, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

Following TPH guidance on case and contact management, the TTC is assessing whether there were any close contacts with the individual while contagious, requiring self-isolation.

The TTC takes safety very seriously and considers the health and well-being of TTC employees of utmost importance. The TTC will continue to report information about positive diagnoses and publish the information on the TTC COVID-19 case update page on the TTC website at: http://www.ttc.ca/Riding_the_TTC/Safety_and_Security/Case_update.jsp. To date, 60 employees have returned to work since testing positive.

Please note, priority access is now available for TTC employees who are essential frontline workers or are required to support frontline work and are also exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop new or worsening symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (see link above) or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and contact Occupational Health at 416-393-4572 or OHEW@ttc.ca to be connected with a Disability Management Specialist (DMS). If you are eligible for testing, your DMS will provide you with a letter from Toronto Public Health recommending priority testing.

Important reminder: Safety notices advise employees with concerns about their personal health to contact their family doctor or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000. Toronto Public Health has also set up a coronavirus hotline that provides the public with a place to get information, ask questions about this virus and connect with a health professional at 416-338-7600.

Thank you to everyone for all your efforts and understanding. Please stay safe and well.

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