Traveller on York Region Transit tests positive for COVID-19

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Last Updated Sep 28, 2020 at 6:57 pm EDT

An individual who travelled on York Region Transit in the last two weeks has tested positive for COVID-19.

York Region Public Health confirmed the positive test and were first made aware of the case on September 25.

According to YRT the individual wore a face mask while they were on YRT buses.

A public notice has been issued for anyone who travelled on the following YRT routes during the specified times:

September 17:

  • YRT Route 25 from Major Mackenzie Drive East and Spadina Avenue heading westbound to Major Mackenzie Drive East and Yonge Street in the City of Richmond Hill from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • YRT Route 99 from Major Mackenzie Drive East and Yonge Street at approximately 1 p.m. heading southbound to Hillcrest Mall in the City of Richmond Hill
  • YRT Route 99 from Hillcrest Mall heading northbound to Elgin Mills Road East and Yonge Street in the City of Richmond Hill at approximately 2:30 p.m.

September 18:

  • YRT Route 83 from Silverwood Avenue and Yonge Street to Mackenzie Health hospital in the City of Richmond Hill from approximately 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • YRT Route 83 from Mackenzie Health hospital to Silverwood Avenue and Yonge Street in the City of Richmond Hill from approximately 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

September 19:

  • YRT Route 91A from approximately 19th Avenue and Bayview Avenue in the City of Richmond Hill heading southbound to TTC Finch station in the City of Toronto from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • YRT Route 91A from TTC Finch station in the City of Toronto heading northbound to approximately 19th Avenue and Bayview Avenue in the City of Richmond Hill from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

September 23:

  • YRT Route 83 from Silverwood Avenue and Yonge Street to Mackenzie Health hospital in the City of Richmond Hill from approximately 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • YRT Route 83 from Mackenzie Health hospital to Silverwood Avenue and Yonge Street in the City of Richmond Hill from approximately 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

 

If you travelled on any of the specified YRT routes listed above York Region Public Health is advising that you:

  • Monitor yourself for new/worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (14 days after last possible exposure)
  • If you are currently experiencing symptoms, self-isolate immediately and seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre
  • Anyone experiencing at least one symptom of COVID-19 or exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 is encouraged to visit an Assessment Centre for testing
  • Download the COVID-ALERT app: get a phone alert if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal, health or location information; visit covid-19.ontario.ca/covidalert for more app details and links to download to your Smartphone

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