The confirmation brings the total cases for the agency to five employees and one contractor since March 29, when the transit provider first announced that two of its employees tested positive for the disease.
The contractor provided service on the following dates: March 13-14, 16-17, 19-21, 23-24, 26-27 and was last on the job Saturday, March 28.
METRO is in the process of contacting riders who were on that vehicle within 14 days of the contractor’s last day on the job.
“Those customers should monitor themselves for possible symptoms, contact your health care provider as soon as you develop any symptoms, and self-isolate to avoid possibly exposing others, including refraining from using public transportation,” METRO said in its news release.
The METRORail cleaner, meanwhile, was recently hired and just completed training before reporting to work at METRO’s Rail Operations Center last week. The employee had no interaction with the public and was last on the job March 29.