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Metro: Fourth employee tests positive for COVID-19

Monitor your symptoms if you rode on these routes
Metro announces changes to routes, running times
Posted at 9:27 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 21:30:49-04

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

The news comes after Metro notified riders Monday that another operator had tested positive for the virus after an operator and a maintenance employee tested positive on June 15.

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

Metro officials said this operator provided services on the following routes on these dates and times:

  • June 17: Rt. 16 Mt. Healthy between 11:49 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • June 17: Rt. 85 Riverfront Parking Shuttle between 5:33 a.m. – 8:26 a.m.
  • June 18: Rt. 85 Riverfront Parking Shuttle between 5:33 a.m. - 8:26 a.m.
  • June 18: Rt. 16 Mt. Healthy between 11:49 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • June 19: Rt. 85 Riverfront Parking Shuttle between 5:33 a.m. - 8:26 a.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 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 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.