Utility Worker and Bus Operator Among Latest COVID-19 Cases

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Metro Press Release

Release Date: April 21, 2022
Media Hot Line: 713.739.4040

Utility Worker and Bus Operator Among Latest COVID-19 Cases

METRO has received confirmation a utility worker, a bus operator, three employees in the Operations Department, and an electronic farebox technician have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total number of cases to 1601 METRO employees and 269 contractors since March 2020.

Seven hundred ninety-nine of the employees had no contact with the public. METRO tracks and reports all positive cases among its 4000 employees and the various contractors who provide services to METRO. We are also conducting temperature checks of employees and others before they begin their workday at METRO facilities or on our vehicles.

The bus operator last worked April 8 and, in the two weeks prior, drove the following routes:


*The chart above reflects the days the operator was on duty two weeks prior to their last day on the job.

All other employees had no contact with the public.

Please note: METRO will transition from providing this information through press releases to providing it at RideMETRO.org on the COVID-19 Resource Center page, where updates will be provided as warranted. This change will take effect on April 25, 2022.

METRO’s number one priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our customers, community and employees. Masks are now optional throughout the METRO system, including at rail stations, transit centers, bus stops and inside METRO facilities. METRO encourages its customers to make decisions that are in their best interest. The Authority will continue its rigorous daily and midday cleaning schedule, paying special attention to surfaces frequently touched by the public and sanitizer dispensers are still available on all vehicles.