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Metro asks riders to monitor health after 5th employee tests positive for COVID-19

Metro announces changes to routes, running times
Posted at 6:51 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 19:05:06-04

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Metro is asking riders to monitor their health once again after a fifth employee tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday.

The news comes after Metro notified riders on June 23 that an operator had tested positive for the virus.

Metro said it notified other employees who came in contact with the operator, who is now quarantining at home.

Metro officials said this operator provided services on Route 24 Anderson-Uptown on June 23-24 between 8:43 a.m. and 3:44 p.m.

"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 Tuesday.

Two Cincinnati Metro employees also 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.

Metro said in its statement that it is sanitizing buses regularly and taking other CDC-recommended preventive measures. Riders are asked to wear masks and spread out as much as possible on buses.