An OC Transpo bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19 with the “key dates” before they developed symptoms spanning Christmas Eve to Boxing Day.
The driver last worked Dec. 26 and has been self-isolating since, Renée Amilcar, the general manager of the City of Ottawa’s transit services department, said in a memo to the mayor and council Tuesday.
Ottawa Public Health advised that the 48 hours before the onset of the driver’s symptoms include Dec. 24, 25 and 26.
• Route #99 Hurdman Station at 5:41 am to System House at 6:35 a.m.
• Route #99 System House at 7:05 a.m. to Hurdman Station at 8:04 a.m.
• Route #278 Earl Armstrong/Limebank at 8:34 a.m. to Tunney’s Pasture Station at 9:17 a.m.
• Route #2 Bayview Station at 9:33 a.m. to South Keys Station at 9:57 a.m.
• Route #98 Hunt Club/Hawthorne at 10:22 a.m. to Hurdman Station at 10:52 a.m.
• Route #44 Hurdman Station at 11:43 a.m. to Billings Station at 12:12 p.m.
• Route #44 Billings Station at 12:23 p.m. to Hurdman Station at 12:52 p.m.
The driver didn’t work with the public on Christmas Day.
On Boxing Day, they operated bus #4717 on Route #40 with continuous service between St. Laurent Station and Elmvale Station from 7:12 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Riders with concerns about potential exposure, can contact OPH at 613-580-6744 to speak to a public health nurse or visit ottawapublichealth.ca .