Metro asks riders to monitor for symptoms after third employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 08:42:22-04

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Metro is asking riders to monitor their health after a third employee tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

The operator who tested positive is now quarantining at home, and Metro notified other employees who came in contact with the individual.

Metro officials say the operator provided services on Route 20 Winton-Tri-County between 7:19 - 8:38 a.m. and on Route 85 Riverfront Parking Shuttle between noon and 6 p.m. on June 17.

"If members of the public have concerns that they may have come into contact with the affected operator, we advise them to closely monitor their health and follow all CDC guidelines, including contacting a medical professional should they develop symptoms," the transit org said in a statement Monday night.

Two Cincinnati Metro employees tested positive for coronavirus on June 15. The employees, an operator and a maintenance employee, have since received medical attention and are now quarantining at home.

In addition to sanitizing buses regularly and other preventive 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.