Advocates worried as COVID-19 cases among transit workers continue to rise

By Natalia Goodwin, CBC News Ottawa, August 23, 2020

Transit advocates in Ottawa are concerned about the rising number of COVID-19 cases among OC Transpo staff and hope to work on convincing the public that the city's buses, LRT, and Para Transpo are still safe.

As of Friday afternoon, OC Transpo reported that 28 out of its 3,000 employees had tested positive for the illness, including six operators this month alone. 

Yet, not all of the 28 employees have direct contact with the public. 

(...)The Ottawa Transit Riders group discussed the increase in cases at its Annual General Meeting Saturday. The group plans to focus on convincing the public that transit is still safe to use.

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