4 GRTC employees test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 5:13 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:02:01-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Four GRTC employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the transit company announced on Friday.

During the past week, more than half of the GRTC workforce were voluntarily tested for COVID-19. Out of the out of 273 employees tested, four are confirmed positive for COVID-19.

For clarity, this is the list of COVID-19 case reports to date:

The first case was reported on April 6. The employee has since recovered and is now back to work.

On April 29, a second case was reported that was then determined to be a false positive on May 6.

On May 6, an actual second case was confirmed. The employee remains on paid sick leave.

On May 7, an employee exhibiting ashtma sympyoms was relieved from duty to receive medical attention, was re-tested after testing negative earlier that week, and was reported positive for COVID-19. They are on paid sick leave while being treated in a local hospital due to complications from underlying health conditions.

The fourth case was reported on May 6 and confirmed on May 8. The employee is asymptomatic and is on paid sick leave.

Additional test results are still pending for several employees.