Two OC Transpo bus drivers, Para Transpo operator test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday

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Four OC Transpo and Para Transpo employees have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases at Ottawa's transit service to 110.

In separate memos to Council on Thursday, Transportation Services General Manager John Manconi announced two OC Transpo bus drivers and a Para Transpo driver tested positive for COVID-19.

Council was informed Wednesday night that a bus driver also tested positive for novel coronavirus.

In the first memo, Manconi said a Para Transpo operator tested positive for COVID-19.

Their last day of work was April 20 and the employee has been self-isolating at home since that time.

Manconi says the employee operated Para Transpo bus #5619 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19 and Para Transpo bus #5601 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20.

OC Transpo is identifying vehicles and facilities that may require additional cleaning over and above our enhanced cleaning process.

Meantime, an OC Transpo bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked on April 18 and has been self-isolating since.

Manconi said the employee operated buses #4335 and #6641 on Thursday, April 15, buses #4808 and #6578 on Friday, April 16, the employee was off on Saturday, April 17 and the employee operated bus #4221 on Sunday, April 18.

Thursday April 15, 2021

Worked 2:03 p.m. to 4:56 p.m.

Bus #4335

  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 2:34 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 2:54 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 2:58 p.m. to Hurdman Station 3:33 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 3:44 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 4:17 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 4:21 p.m. to Hurdman Station 4:56 p.m.
  • Rode the LRT as a passenger between Hurdman Station and St. Laurent Station at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Worked 5:16 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bus # 6641

  • Route # 19 St. Laurent Station 5:27 p.m. to Parliament Station 6:15 p.m.
  • Route # 19 Parliament Station 6:38 p.m. to St. Laurent Station 7:16 p.m.
  • Route # 40 St. Laurent Station 7:23 p.m. to Greenboro Station 8:04 p.m.
  • Route # 197 Greenboro Station 8:15 p.m. to Greenboro Station 8:38 p.m.
  • Route # 197 Greenboro Station 9:15 p.m. to Greenboro Station 9:36 p.m.

Friday April 16, 2021

Worked 2:03 p.m. to 4:56 p.m.

Bus #4808

  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 2:34 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 2:54 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 2:58 p.m. to Hurdman Station 3:33 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 3:44 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 4:17 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 4:21 p.m. to Hurdman Station 4:56 p.m.
  • Rode the LRT as a passenger between Hurdman Station and St. Laurent Station at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Worked 5:16 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bus #6578

  • Route # 19 St. Laurent Station 5:27 p.m. to Parliament Station 6:15 p.m.
  • Route # 19 Parliament Station 6:38 p.m. to St. Laurent Station 7:16 p.m.
  • Route # 40 St. Laurent Station 7:23 p.m. to Greenboro Station 8:04 p.m.
  • Route # 197 Greenboro Station 8:15 p.m. to Greenboro Station 8:38 p.m.
  • Route # 197 Greenboro Station 9:15 p.m. to Greenboro Station 9:36 p.m.

Sunday April 18, 2021

Worked 2:13 pm to 10:26 pm.

  • Route # 111 Baseline Station 2:25 p.m. to Billings Bridge Station 3:01 p.m.
  • Route # 5 Billings Bridge Station 3:12 p.m. to Laurier Station 3:41 p.m.
  • Route # 5 Laurier Station 3:43 p.m. to Billings Bridge Station 4:12 p.m.
  • Route # 111 Billings Bridge Station 4:35 p.m. to Baseline Station 5:09 p.m.
  • Route # 86 Baseline Station 5:15 p.m. to Tunney’s Pasture Station 5:44 p.m.
  • Route # 86 Tunney’s Pasture Station 5:50 p.m. to Baseline Station 6:18 p.m.
  • Route # 111 Baseline Station 6:25 p.m. to Billings Bridge Station 6:59 pm
  • Route # 5 Billings Bridge Station 7:12 p.m. to Laurier Station 7:40 p.m.
  • Route # 5 Laurier Station 7:43 p.m. to Billings Bridge Station 8:10 p.m.
  • Route # 111 Billings Bridge Station 8:35 p.m. to Baseline Station 9:07 p.m.
  • Route # 86 Baseline Station 9:15 p.m. to Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:41 p.m.
  • Route # 86 Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:44 p.m. to Baseline Station 10:10 p.m.

Late Thursday afternoon, Manconi announced another OC Transpo bus driver tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked on April 20 and has been self-isolating at home since.

The employee operated bus #6674 on Sunday, April 18, bus #4634 and bus #4698 on Monday, April 19 and bus #6657 on Tuesday, April 20.

April 18, 2021

Bus #6674

  • Route # 12 Blair Station 7:15 a.m. to St. Laurent Station 7:41 a.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 7:55 a.m. to Blair Station 8:20 a.m.
  • Route # 12 Blair Station 8:44 a.m. to St. Laurent Station 9:10 a.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 9:25 a.m. to Blair Station 9:50 a.m.
  • Route # 12 Blair Station 10:14 a.m. to St. Laurent Station 10:42 a.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 10:47 a.m. to Blair Station 11:15 a.m.
  • Route # 12 Blair Station 11:29 a.m. to St. Laurent Station 11:59 a.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 12:02 p.m. to Blair Station 12:32 p.m.
  • Route # 12 Blair Station 12:50 p.m. to St. Laurent Station 1:20 p.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 1:27 p.m. to Blair Station 1:57 p.m.
  • Route # 12 Blair Station 2:14 p.m. to St. Laurent Station 2:44 p.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 2:51 p.m. to Blair Station 3:21 p.m.
  • Route # 12 Blair Station 3:26 p.m. to St. Laurent Station 3:56 p.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 4:03 p.m. to Blair Station 4:33 p.m.

April 19, 2021

Bus #4634

  • Route # 18 St. Laurent Station 6:16 a.m. to Parliament Station 6:46 a.m.
  • Route # 18 Parliament Station 7:04 a.m. to St. Laurent Station 7:38 a.m.
  • Route # 12 St. Laurent Station 7:45 a.m. to Blair 8:13 a.m.
  • Route # 28 Innes/Tauvette 8:29 a.m. to Colonel By Secondary School 8:59 a.m.

Bus #4698

  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 1:04 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 1:30 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 1:37 p.m. to Hurdman Station 2:05 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 2:24 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 2:51 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 2:58 p.m. to Hurdman Station 3:30 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Hurdman Station 3:44 p.m. to Daly/Nicholas 4:14 p.m.
  • Route # 9 Daly/Nicholas 4:21 p.m. to Hurdman Station 4:53 p.m.
  • Route # 291 Hurdman Station 5:00 p.m. to Heatherington/Walkley 5:29 p.m.

April 20, 2021

Bus #6657

  • Route # 7 St. Laurent Station 12:40 p.m. to Carleton University 1:41 p.m.
  • Route # 7 Carleton University 2:24 p.m. to 3:28 p. St. Laurent Station