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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

2/20/21 6:00 PM

February 20: The first employee works at Harvey Shop. The individual developed symptoms on February 14. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 19, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Operator who works at Danforth Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 18. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 20, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 17, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee who works at Harvey Shop. The individual developed symptoms on February 17. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 20, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 16, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 19: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 18, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 17, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works at Harvey Shop. The individual developed symptoms on February 16. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 19, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 16, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee works at Harvey Shop. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 19, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 17, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 18: The first employee works in the Human Resources Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 14. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 17, 2021. The individual has been working from home, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 13. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 17, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 13. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 18, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee works in the Station Services Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 18. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 18, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 17, 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 February 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 17: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 17, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 15, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Operator who works at Danforth Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 16: The first employee works at Harvey Shop. The individual developed symptoms on February 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 11, 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 February 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee works in the Construction Department. The individual developed symptoms yesterday, February 15. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 16, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 11, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 16, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 6, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Queensway Division. The date that the individual developed symptoms is unknown. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 14, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 15: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 14, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 11, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works at Head Office. The individual developed symptoms on February 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 3, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 14: The first employee works in the Materials Management Department at Wilson. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 10, 2021, 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 February 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 8, 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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