Rte 62 OC Transpo operator has tested positive for COVID-19

OC Transpo (OCT) has confirmed this evening that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. The operator last worked on May 24 and began experiencing symptoms on May 25 and operated Route 62 Tunney’s Pasture to Terry Fox. The operator received the COVID-19 test on May 27 and continues to self-isolate at home. To protect the privacy of the individual, the name is not being released.

OC Transpo is working directly with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and are conducting contact tracing of individuals who have, or may have been, in close contact with the employee.

OPH has advised that the key dates are the period 48 hours prior to the first day the employee showed symptoms; in this case, the key dates are May 23 and 24. OPH is following up with family and friends who may have been in close contact with the individual. OCT has begun to contact employees who may have come into close contact with this bus operator during those key dates.

The operator was onboard three buses on the key dates, affecting the following routes:

May 23, 2020 (continuing past midnight)
• Route 197: Greenboro Station 6:15 pm to Greenboro Station 6:39 pm
• Route 6: Billings Bridge Station 6:46 pm to Daly Station eastbound 7:13 pm
• Route 6: Daly Station westbound 7:20 pm to Billings Bridge Station 7:45 pm
• Route 6: Greenboro Station 8:13 pm to Springland/Maple Lane 9:08 pm
• Route 6: Springland/Maple Lane 9:19 pm to Greenboro Station 10:17 pm
• Route 6: Greenboro Station 10:43 pm to Springland/Maple Lane 11:33 pm
• Route 6: Springland/Maple Lane 11:49 pm to Greenboro Station 12:46 am

May 24, 2020
• Route 6: Billings Bridge Station 1:00 am to Daly Station eastbound 1:19 am
• Route 6: Daly Station westbound 1:35 am to Billings Bridge Station 1:56 am
• Route 6: Billings Bridge Station 2:00 am to Daly Station eastbound 2:19 am
• Route 75: Rideau/Waller 2:41 am to Barrhaven Centre 3:26 am
• Operator was a passenger on Route 89 leaving Merivale Garage on Colonnade Road at 12:50 pm and arriving at Tunney’s Pasture Station at 1:25 pm
• Route 80: Tunney’s Pasture Station 1:45 pm to Barrhaven Centre 2:39 pm
• Route 80: Barrhaven Centre 2:45 pm to Tunney’s Pasture Station 3:41 pm
Route 62: Tunney’s Pasture Station 3:51 pm to Terry Fox Station 4:26 pm
Route 62: Terry Fox Station 4:30 pm to Tunney’s Pasture Station 5:00 pm
• Route 81: Tunney’s Pasture Station 5:09 pm to Merivale/Kimway 5:35 pm
• Route 81: Merivale/Kimway 5:36 pm to Tunney’s Pasture Station 6:13 pm
• Route 63: Innovation Park & Ride 6:59 pm to Tunney’s Pasture Station 7:55 pm
• Route 63: Tunney’s Pasture Station 8:20 pm to Innovation Park & Ride 8:57 pm
• Route 63: Innovation Park & Ride 8:59 pm to Tunney’s Pasture Station 9:55 pm
• Route 63: Tunney’s Pasture Station 10:20 pm to Innovation Park & Ride 10:57 pm
• Route 63: Innovation Park & Ride 10:59 pm to Tunney’s Pasture Station 11:55 pm

Vehicles and facilities requiring additional cleaning are currently being identified by OC Transpo.

If customers have concerns of this exposure, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to speak to a public health nurse or visit ottawapublichealth.ca.


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