Today, Toronto Public Health announced that a patient who has tested positive for COVID-19 travelled on the TTC on Mon., Mar. 2, Tues., Mar. 3 and Wed., Mar. 4.
Based on information gathered about this individual's travel patterns, the TTC is in the process of identifying specific vehicles that the individual rode on the days indicated above. Toronto Public Health continues to assure the TTC and the city that the risk of exposure for both TTC employees and customers remains low.
Since January, the TTC has been performing significant additional cleaning and disinfection of all public places with a focus on touch and grab points, such as buttons, railings, handles and straps.
Every station, bus, streetcar, Wheel-Trans vehicle and train are receiving extra attention.
The TTC takes the health and safety of its employees and customers very seriously and is in daily communication with Toronto Public Health. At this time, the direction is that no additional measures are required. The TTC continues to be a safe method of travel.
As per Toronto Public Health's recommendations please continue to use the following infection prevention measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Stay home when you are ill
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
The TTC will continue to provide updates on the situation as required. Customers and TTC employees looking for additional information are encouraged to visit Toronto Public Health's website at: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/. More information can also be found at: http://www.ttc.ca/EmployeeHealth/index.jsp.