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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

1/16/21 6:00 PM

January 16: The first employee is a Coach Technician who works at Malvern Garage. The individual developed symptoms on January 14. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 16, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 13, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Yard Operator who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 16, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 10, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Subway Yard Operator who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 15. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 16, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 14, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is an Operations Supervisor who works at Transit Control. The individual developed symptoms on January 14. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 16, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 14, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 15: The first employee works in the Engineering Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 14, 2021. The individual last reported to work on November 6, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Vehicle Technician who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 14. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 13, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is an Overhead Linesperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 12. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 15, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 14: The first employee is a Carhouse Operator who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on January 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Subway Vehicle Technician who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Track Mechanic who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Malvern Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 12. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 14, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 12, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is a Subway Vehicle Technician who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 14, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The sixth employee is a Collector who works in the Stations Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The seventh employee is a Track Mechanic who works in the Streetcar Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 28, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eighth employee works in the Construction Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 14, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 14, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The ninth employee is a Carhouse Helper who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 13: The first employee is an Assistant Foreperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is an Escalator Mechanic who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, 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 January 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is an Escalator Mechanic who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 11, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

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

The sixth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Malvern Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The seventh employee is a Bus Operator who works at Mount Dennis Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eighth employee is a Vehicle Repairperson who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on January 11. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 13, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 12: The first individual is a Contractor who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on January 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 9, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second individual is a Contractor who works at Leslie Barns. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 9, 2021, 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 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 10, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Coach Technician who works at Mount Dennis Garage. The individual developed symptoms on January 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee is an Instructor who works in the Operations Training Centre. The individual developed symptoms on January 10. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 24, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The sixth employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Barns Division. The individual developed symptoms on December 28. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 1, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 28, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The seventh employee is a Transit Enforcement Officer who works in the Special Constable Service Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eight employee is a Transit Enforcement Officer who works in the Special Constable Service Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The ninth employee is a Coach Technician who works at Queensway Garage. The individual developed symptoms on January 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The tenth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Eglinton Division. It is unclear when the individual developed symptoms. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today on January 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eleventh employee is a Building Serviceperson who works at Station Services. The individual developed symptoms on January 9. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 12, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 11: The first employee is a Wheel-Trans Operator who works at Wheel-Trans Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Vehicle Operator who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on November 19, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee works in the Engineering Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth individual is a Contractor who works in the Construction Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 3. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on November 11, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fifth employee works in the Information Technology Services Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 3, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The sixth employee is a Subway Operator who works at Danforth Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The seventh 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 on January 7, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 27, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eighth employee is an Assistant Foreperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 4. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 11, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The ninth employee is a Bus Operator who works at Wilson Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 5. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 8, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 4, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The tenth employee is an Escalator Mechanic who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 8. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 9, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 7, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The eleventh employee is a Bus Operator who works at Eglinton Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 8, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The twelfth individual is a Contractor who works in the Construction Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 6. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The thirteenth individual is a Contractor who works at the Leslie Barns Carhouse. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 11, 2021. The individual last reported to work on December 18, 2020, and is currently self-isolating at home.

January 10: The employee is a Bus Operator who works at Arrow Road Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 7. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 10, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 6, 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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