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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

2/13/21 6:00 PM

February 13: The first employee is a Subway Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 10, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second individual is a contractor who works in the ATC Project Group. The individual developed symptoms on February 3. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on October 9, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 12: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Wheel-Trans Operator who works at Lakeshore Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 10, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 11: The first employee works in the Engineering Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work in Q1 of 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Structure Repairperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Structure Repairperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 3, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Coach Technician who works at Lakeshore Garage. The individual developed symptoms on January 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 28, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 10: The first employee is a Radio Technician who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Procurement and Category Management Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work in October 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Mount Dennis Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 4, 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 February 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 1, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 9: The first employee works in the Finance Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on September 15, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Russell Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 3. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 21, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Foreperson who works at Duncan Shop. The individual developed symptoms on February 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 8: The first employee is a Special Vehicle Operator who works in the Streetcar Infrastructure Department. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 1, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Structure Repairperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 3, 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 January 27. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 27, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Cable Technician who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 8, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Mount Dennis Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 12. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 3, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 7: The first employee is a Rail Vehicle Analyzer who works at Greenwood Shop. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 2, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Customer Service Centre. The individual developed symptoms on February 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 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 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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