2 TransLink employees test positive for COVID-19

Bus drivers test positive

TransLink states that two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a release, the transportation agency notes that "Coast Mountain Bus Company has been advised by public health officials that two employees have tested positive for COVID-19."

One of the employees works out of the Burnaby Transit Centre. TransLink notes that individual's workspace, which was identified by public health officials, has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

The second employee works out of the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre. In this case, public health officials have not identified the employee.  However, a Port Coquitlam bus operator has disclosed to CMBC that they tested positive for COVID-19.  Any relevant buses and workspaces that this operator came into contact with have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

TransLink remarks that, "These employees have our full support and we wish them a speedy recovery."

The transportation agency adds that British Columbia has very strict privacy laws, and whether to disclose any further details on these cases would be a matter for the Provincial Health Officer.

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