OC Transpo driver with COVID-19 worked for three days while potentially infectious

By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, April 22, 2020

A fourth OC Transpo driver has tested positive for COVID-19, falling ill during his last shift on Sunday, April 19.

The driver is the sixth OC Transpo employee to test positive for COVID-19 and the fourth operator. The driver received a positive test result on April 21 and is now in self-isolation at home, according to a memo released Wednesday night by transit boss John Manconi.

OC Transpo is working with Ottawa Public Health to trace the driver’s close contacts — family, friends and fellow employees — and said the driver may have been infectious for 48 hours before the onset of symptoms. That time period includes three shifts when the driver was behind the wheel of the bus serving the following routes:


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