Operator tests positive for COVID-19, Metro asks riders to monitor for symptoms

Ninth positive test by an operator in last two months
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Posted at 11:20 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 23:20:55-04

CINCINNATI — Another Metro bus operator tested positive for COVID-19, the company said in a statement on their website Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number of positive tests of Metro operators to nine in the past two months.

The operator, who is currently quarantining at home, last provided service July 27 and 28 on Rt. 24 Anderson-Uptown between 4:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Metro notified other employees who may have come in contact with the operator who tested positive.

The most recent Metro operator to contract the virus tested positive on July 15.

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.