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GRTC reports no new COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 17:03:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- GRTC is reporting no new cases of coronavirus among employees, the company said Thursday.

The company held another voluntary on-site testing last Thursday and tested 67 employees and none were positive for COVID-19.

GRTC has reported a total of 14 cases since March with only one case in the past two weeks.

The compnay says they will continue regularly testing employees.

"On-going and repeated testing will continue to be an extremely important tool to aid in early detection of COVID-19 in the workforce," said a GRTC spokesperson. "The majority of previous GRTC cases reported relatively mild symptoms or none at all when tested for COVID-19 which is why on-site testing is an invaluable tool in screening for asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic infections."

They encourage employees to get individual testing if they feel sick or believe they've come in contact with someone who is sick.

GRTC says they will continue to pay for COVID-19 testing for all employees whether it is on-site testing or not.

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COVID-19 Precautions

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.Avoid non-essential travel.