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COVID-19 Update: Positive tests

2/6/21 6:00 PM

January 31: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Eglington Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 28. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 27, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Vehicle Repairperson who works at Wilson Carhouse. The individual developed symptoms on January 24. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 18, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Barns. The individual developed symptoms on January 23. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, January 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 22, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Coach Technician who works at Wilson Garage. The individual developed symptoms on January 26. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, January 31, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 23, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 1: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Eglinton Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 24. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 28, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 23, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Plumber who works in the Plant Maintenance Department. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 27, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 22, 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 27. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 30, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 27, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 2: The first employee works in the Materials Management Department at Duncan Shop. The individual developed symptoms on January 22. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 1, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 22, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works in the Finance Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 31. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 24, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Bus Operator who works at Malvern Division. The individual developed symptoms on January 23. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 22, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The fourth employee is a Streetcar Operator who works at Leslie Barns. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on January 22, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 19, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 3: The first employee is an Electrician who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 17, 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 January 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 28, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Coach Technician who works at Duncan Shop. The individual developed symptoms on January 31. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 3, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 29, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 4: The first employee is an Equipment Operator who works in the Streetcar Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 29. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 3, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 1, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Track Worker who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on January 22. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on February 2, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 17, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

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

February 5: The first employee is a Structure Repairperson who works in the Subway Infrastructure Department. The individual developed symptoms on February 3. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 4, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 2, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee is a Mechanical Serviceperson who works at Duncan Shop. The individual developed symptoms on January 30. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, February 4, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 27, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The third employee is a Transit Enforcement Officer who works in Special Constable Service. The individual developed symptoms on February 2. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 5, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 31, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

February 6: The first employee is a Bus Operator who works at Mount Dennis Division. The individual is asymptomatic. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on February 5, 2021, and is currently self-isolating at home.

The second employee works at Lakeshore Division. The individual developed symptoms on February 1. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 today, February 6, 2021. The individual last reported to work on January 30, 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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