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Two more MTA bus drivers test positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 17:20:11-04

BALTIMORE — Two MTA bus operators at the Bush Bus Division have tested positive for the coronavirus.

A spokesperson for MDOT MTA said in a statement:

“The health and well-being of the men and women of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and transit riders are our top priority. Today, MDOT MTA was notified by two bus operators at Bush Bus Division that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Based upon their answers to mandatory screening questions, on April 7, MDOT MTA instructed these two employees to self-quarantine. These employees remain in self-quarantine as they focus on their recovery. We will continue to support the employees with any resources we have available while they remain in quarantine. Contact tracing is underway to determine others the individuals may have been in prolonged and close contact with, and they will be instructed to self-quarantine due to potential exposure.

In order to protect colleagues, MDOT MTA continues to clean and disinfect, in accordance with CDC standards, Bush Bus Division twice daily. As we navigate this pandemic health emergency, MDOT encourages all employees to take care of themselves and their families by closely following the Governor’s Executive Orders and CDC and Maryland Department of Health guidelines, which include social distancing, washing hands frequently, and staying home if they are sick.”

This is a developing story. We will update the story as we learn more information.