COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive7/24/20 6:00 PM
Today (July 24), the TTC learned that another TTC employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
The individual is a Bus Operator from Eglinton Division. The employee tested positive for COVID-19 today, July 24, 2020. The employee developed symptoms on July 19, 2020. The employee last reported to work on July 17, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.
A joint investigation with TPH and 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, 58 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.
The Coupler wants to keep you connected
The Coupler invites all employees and pensioners to sign up for TTC news and headlines via our mailbox at email@example.com. Simply send us an e-mail request from your personal e-mail address and include your full name, badge number or pensioner number and work location or home address. Note: personal information is for verification purposes only. Please call Senior Communications Advisor/Editor Mike DeToma at 416-393-3793, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
From the Archives
- COVID-19 Update: Contractor tests positive, 04/08/2020
- COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive, 24/07/2020
- COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive, 15/07/2020
- Message from the Chief People Officer, 15/07/2020
- Notice of improvements, 14/07/2020
- COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive, 11/07/2020
- COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive, 01/07/2020
- COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive, 25/06/2020
- 512 St Clair streetcar dispatching from Hillcrest starting June 21, 24/06/2020
- COVID-19 Update: TTC employee tests positive, 15/06/2020