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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

1/9/21 6:00 PM

January 9: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 8, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second individual is a Contractor who works in the ATC Group. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 23, 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 January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 8, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 8: The first individual is a Contractor who works at Eglinton Garage. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Carhouse Operator who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on January 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is an Operations Supervisor who works at Transit Control. The individual developed symptoms on December 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 29, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth individual is a Contractor who works at Arrow Road Garage. The individual developed symptoms on December 26. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 24, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The sixth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The seventh employee works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 8, 2021. The individual has been working from home since November, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 7: The first employee is a Subway Operator who works at Danforth Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 1, 2021, 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 28. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 19, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Rail Vehicle Analyzer who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on January 2. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 1, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 23. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 15, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 6: The first employee is a Track Worker who works in the Streetcar Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 23, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Vehicle Repairperson who works at Greenwood Shop. The individual developed symptoms on December 31. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 31, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Malvern Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 31, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Foreperson from Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 15. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 15, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 5: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Mount Dennis Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 27, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 27. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on December 31, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 27, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Subway Operator who works at Danforth Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on December 30, 2020. The individual last reported to work on December 25, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 4: The first individual is a Contractor who works in the Revenue Operations Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 28, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Information Technology Services Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 10, 2020, and is currently self-isolating.

The third employee works in the Materials Management Department at Duncan Shop. The individual developed symptoms on December 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 3, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 22, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Subway Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 4, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 1, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee works in the Employee Services and Systems Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 28. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 20, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The sixth employee is a Clerk who works at Eglinton Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 3. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 4, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 3, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The seventh employee is a Vehicle Repairperson who works at Greenwood Shop. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 1, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 18, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eighth employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Russell Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 1, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 30, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The ninth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 4, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 1, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 3: The first employee is a Customer Service Agent who works in the Stations Department. The individual developed symptoms on December 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 26, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Body Repairperson who works at Queensway Garage. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 29, 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 26. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 3, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 26, 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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