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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

8/31/21 10:55 AM

August 31: The first employee works at Eglinton Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 27, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Building Services Section of the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 31, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 28, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 20. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 14, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 30: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 25. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on August 27, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 25, 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 August 27. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 27, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 28: The first employee is a Bus Operator at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 26. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 27, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 26, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Workcar Operator who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 23. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 27, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 20, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 27: The first employee is a Stations Collector who works at Danforth Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 16. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 26, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Bus Operator at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 24. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 27, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 25, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 26: The first employee is a Light Rail Vehicle Technician who works at Roncesvalles Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on August 21. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 25, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Bus Operator who works at Malvern Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 18. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on August 21, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 18, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 25: The first employee works at Greenwood Shop. The individual developed symptoms on August 23. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 25, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 23, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 21. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 25, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 13, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Birchmount Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 22. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 25, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 22, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee works at Transit Control. The individual developed symptoms on August 18. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 25, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 19, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 23: The employee is a Bus Operator who works at McNicoll Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 18. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on August 21, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 15, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 21: The employee is a Workcar Operator in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 20, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 20: The first employee is a Serviceperson in the Stations Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 16. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 19, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 15, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Division. The date the individual developed symptoms is unknown. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 20, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 11, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 20, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 18, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 19: The employee is a Supervisor who works at Transit Control. The individual developed symptoms on August 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 18, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 13, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 18: The first employee is a Signals Technician in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 16. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 18, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Vehicle Repairperson who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on August 15. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 18, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 11, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 17: The first employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Division. The date the individual developed symptoms on is unknown. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 17, 2021. The individual last reported to work on July 28, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Materials Management Department at Wilson Complex. The individual developed symptoms on August 15. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 17, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 11, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 16: The first employee works in the Streetcar Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 14. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 13, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Signals Technician in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 13. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 13. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on March 6, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 13: The first employee is a Workcar Operator in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on August 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on August 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Bus Operator who works at Malvern Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19, today August 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 10, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee works at Transit Control. The individual developed symptoms on August 12. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, August 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 10: The employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 2. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on August 8, 2021. The individual last reported to work on July 31, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

August 9: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, August 8, 2021. The individual last reported to work on July 30, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Barns Division. The individual developed symptoms on August 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on August 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on August 5, 2021, 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 individuals while contagious, requiring self-isolation.

The TTC takes safety very seriously and considers the health and well-being of TTC employees of utmost importance. Any employee who is not feeling well, should stay home until their symptoms have gone away. 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.
 
If you develop new or worsening symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/8ea0-How-to-Self-Monitor_EN.pdf) or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 stay home, take the COVID-19 Self-Assessment (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/), and contact your local Public Health Authority, Primary Care Physician or Telehealth Ontario. In order to claim sick benefits, employees must complete the Medical Absence Form (MAF) for the period of absence.
 
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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