CINCINNATI — Two Cincinnati Metro employees tested positive for coronavirus, the bus service announced Monday.
The employees, an operator and a maintenance employee, have since received medical attention and are now quarantining at home.
"Upon receiving this news, we immediately conducted contact tracing and have notified other employees who may have come into contact with the two employees," Metro officials said in a statement Monday.
The operator drove Route 71 "Kings Island Express" between 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. on June 9 and on the Route 32 "Price Hill-Glenway Crossing" between 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. on June 11.
Metro officials also urged riders who may have been in contact with the operator on those dates to monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19.
In addition to sanitizing buses regularly and other preventative measures, Metro announced Monday it will be distributing free masks to any customer who needs one on Government Square on the following dates and times:
- June 24, 1 - 3 p.m.
- June 26, 2 - 4 p.m.
- June 29, 7 - 9 a.m.