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TransLink driver tests positive for COVID-19

TransLink states that one of its drivers has tested positive for COVID-19.
Photo: Tube containing a swab sample that has tested positive for COVID-19/Shutterstock

TransLink states that one of its drivers has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The transportation agency notes that its HandyDART contractor, First Transit, has been advised by Public Health officials that a driver working out of Richmond has tested positive for COVID-19. 

TransLink adds that the employee’s workspace and vehicle have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. In addition, it states that Public Health officials have given no indication that there is an elevated risk to the public at this time.

TransLink remarks that, "These employees have our full support and we wish them a speedy recovery."

The transportation agency adds that British Columbia has very strict privacy laws, and whether to disclose any further details on these cases would be a matter for the Provincial Health Officer.

Vancouverties have been stepping outside each night to cheer for health care workers and first responders from their balconies, backyards, and doorsteps. Now, even TransLink joins in on the 7 o'clock kudos.

In order to celebrate everyone on the front lines, TransLink has played an announcement on its Expo, Millennium and Canada Line trains at 7 p.m. sharp. The announcement played for the first time on March 27.