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OC Transpo confirms new COVID-19 case in bus operator who drove east end route

The employee is self-isolating and the agency is working to conduct contact tracing.
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OC Transpo bus, July 2019. Chris Kurys/ OttawaMatters.com

Another OC Transpo operator has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Their last day of work was April 30, and the City of Ottawa says the employee has been self-isolating since that time.

The city is working with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to conduct contact tracing of anyone who may have been in close contact with this employee. In this case the key dates are April 29 and April 30. 

OPH is following up with family and friends who may have been in close contact with the employee during these key dates. OC Transpo has begun contacting employees who may have come into close contact with this employee on the key dates.

The employee operated bus #4695 on Thursday, April 29 and bus #4692 on Friday April 30.

April 29, 2021
Bus #4695
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 2:00 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 2:33 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 2:42 p.m. to Orleans Station at 3:15 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 3:30 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 4:08 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 4:17 p.m. to Orleans Station at 4:55 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 5:00 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 5:38 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 5:47 p.m. to Orleans Station at 6:25 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 6:30 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 7:03 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 7:12 p.m. to Orleans Station at 7:45 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 8:00 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 8:33 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 8:42 p.m. to Orleans Station at 9:15 p.m.

April 30, 2021
Bus #4692
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 2:00 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 2:33 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 2:42 p.m. to Orleans Station 3:15 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 3:30 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 4:08 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 4:17 p.m. to Orleans Station 4:55 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 5:00 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 5:38 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 5:47 p.m. to Orleans Station at 6:25 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 6:30 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 7:03 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 7:12 p.m. to Orleans Station at 7:45 p.m.
• Route 138: Orleans Station at 8:00 p.m. to Vantage and Vanguard at 8:33 p.m.
• Route 138: Vantage and Vanguard at 8:42 p.m. to Orleans Station at 9:15 p.m.

If customers have concerns about exposure, they can contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to speak to a public health nurse or visit ottawapublichealth.ca.

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