GRTC is cautioning riders to expect significant service delays this week until COVID-19 test results return for employees in quarantine from contact tracing efforts.
“We continue to proactively quarantine any possible COVID-contacts for the safety of our staff and customers, but this means employees are removed from their duties and causes service delays to our customers,” said GRTC Chief Executive Officer Julie Timm. “I know how frustrating it is to wait for a bus that never comes, and I ask our customers for understanding during this difficult time of rising cases in the community.
“We have not had any outbreaks yet among GRTC staff and we believe that is a testament to our aggressive COVID-safety protocols. The health and safety of our staff is critical to preserving reliable transit service, and this is why I believe it is essential for our transportation frontline staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the first round, not the second round as tentatively planned.”
GRTC reports that it will continue to host periodic on-site, free COVID-19 testing events for staff, including the next event on Dec. 10.