For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Laura Koprowski,
Chief Communications and
Customer Experience Officer
(TOLEDO, Nov. 18, 2020) – Three employees of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the employees have administrative duties and do not interact with the public. One employee is a bus operator for TARTA’s paratransit service, and last drove a transit vehicle on Nov. 13, 2020. All TARTA bus operators are required to wear facial masks, sit behind a protective plastic barrier and practice social distancing from passengers as much as possible.
Following TARTA standard protocol, the vehicle last operated by the employee was cleaned and disinfected prior to returning to service. TARTA also conducts nightly disinfection of work areas with CDC approved cleaning agents and is committed to continuing this practice. Additionally, TARTA conducts a thorough analysis to determine if other staff members may have been in contact with these employees at less than six feet and for more than 10 minutes.
TARTA has been working diligently to provide all employees and riders with the safest possible environment. Since early March, TARTA has taken multiple steps and developed mandatory employee safety protocols including:
For more information on TARTA’s efforts related to COVID-19, rider safety guidelines and links to critical resources visit https://tarta.com/coronavirus.
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