On April 2, the City of Brampton received a report that a transit operator from its Sandalwood facility has tested positive for COVID-19, making it the second confirmed Brampton Transit case.
As of now, the city is currently looking after this individual by giving support to them and their family as well as protecting the health and safety of employees, customers, and the community.
It has also been reported that the transit operator worked the following routes on Saturday, March 28:
- Route 2 Main
- Route 501 Züm Queen
- Route 505 Züm Bovaird
Peel Public Health is also reaching out directly to people who may have been in close contact with this operator. Contacted relevant people will receive instruction from Peel Public Health on what to do, including self-isolating for 14 days from their exposure and monitoring for symptoms.
People who have travelled on those buses who are feeling well, without any symptoms, can continue to go about their daily routines and not contact Peel Public Health. However, if you have developed symptoms, please contact Peel Public Health as soon as possible. If you require emergency medical assistance, please call 911.
Peel Public Health also indicates that there is no additional risk on a Transit Bus than there would be in the general community. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting schedule remains in effect for all Brampton Transit buses with bus sanitizing occurring every 24 hours, and passengers are not approaching the drivers with current procedures in place.