As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, and in the interest of public safety and transparency, Metro today is posting a list of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Metro employees, contractors and vendors.
The list will be located on this page on the metro.net website and will be updated every 24 hours and by 6 p.m. daily. The list is intended to provide as much information as possible to riders, employees and the media while still protecting the privacy of our staff and vendors.
As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, there were 14 positive tests among Metro employees and contractors. Of those, the cases involve eight Metro employees, five employees of Metro contractors and one vendor employee.
Metro will not reveal the identities of those who have been listed. The agency respects the privacy of the individuals and their families and medical privacy laws.
The agency continues to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Safety is the agency’s top priority and Metro is trying to protect its employees while also providing much-needed mobility for the many riders who rely on us for essential travel.
For Metro’s reporting purposes, a case is considered “confirmed” once we have received documentation from public health authorities and/or an employee’s medical provider.
Employees identified as having close contact anyone who tests positive are notified and sent home to quarantine and to monitor symptoms under the care of their personal healthcare provider.
It goes without saying that everyone at the agency extends their best wishes for a speedy recovery to all Metro workers and contractors who have tested positive and the agency will do everything it can to support those who have fallen ill.
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