Two additional METRO employees test positive for COVID-19
Two more METRO employees with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County have tested positive for COVID-19, the transit provider announced March 31, the third and fourth cases among METRO staff announced within the last week. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Following an announcement March 29 that two of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has announced two more of its employees have tested positive for the virus.
The first employee works as an electronic revenue systems specialist with no interaction with the public, METRO said in its news release, who was last on the job March 19. The second employee is a bus operator last on the job March 12, who drove the 7 West Airport route March 9-12 from 5 a.m. to 2:13 p.m.
The bus operator drove the 412 Greenlink Circulator route from 6 a.m. until 2:17 p.m. on the following days; March 9-13, March 16-20 and 23. The operator also drove the 247 Fuqua Park & Ride from 6:18 a.m. to 9:17 a.m. on March 24 and 25.
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.
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In a May 28 statement, General Manager Joseph Bailey said new safety measures are in the works to comply with governmental recommendations, and an operating plan is expected to be reviewed with officials in June.