Metro driver tests positive for COVID-19, riders asked to monitor for symptoms

Tenth positive operator test since June
Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 19:20:22-04

CINCINNATI — Another Metro operator has tested positive for COVID-19, the company said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number of positive tests by Metro operators up to 10 since June.

The operator, who is not being named because of privacy issues, is quarantining at home.

Metro notified other employees who may have come into contact with the operator who tested positive and began conducting contact tracing immediately, according to the statement.

The operator last worked on the Rt. 64 Glenway Crossing-Westwood bus on Aug. 25 between 1-9 p.m. and Aug 26 between 1-2:40 p.m.

Members of the public who believe they may have come into contact with the operator should contact a medical professional if they are experiencing symptoms.

In addition to taking sanitation and public health precautions, Metro asks riders to:

  • Pay fare using Transit App with EZFare for contactless payment.
  • Wear a mask, scarf or other facial covering while riding.
  • Stand behind the plexiglass barrier at the farebox.
  • Spread out as much as possible onboard.
  • Observe CDC safety guidelines including using hand sanitizer, washing hands regularly, and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue.