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One confirmed case of COVID-19 riding York Regional Transit (YRT) on Tuesday, September 15, 2020



York Region Public Health notified of first confirmed case on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Confirmed cases: 1

Deaths: 0

York Region residents: 1

Risk to general public: low risk of exposure

York Region Public Health is issuing this public notice to assist with contact tracing for individuals riding:

  • York Region Transit (YRT) Bus #90 travelling north from Don Mills in the City of Toronto to 16th Avenue in the City of Richmond Hill
  • York Region Transit (YRT) Bus #16 travelling west along 16th Avenue through the City of Richmond Hill and City of Vaughan

A confirmed case of COVID-19 rode these two buses on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from approximately 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The individual with a COVID-19 infection wore a mask during the entire bus trip, which can reduce the possibility of transmission to others. Other riders of the bus were likely using face masks or coverings, as mandatory by YRT/Viva. A public notice is being issued as York Region Public Health is unable to identify all riders of this bus during this time.

If you rode these two buses on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.:

  • Monitor yourself for new/worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until Tuesday, September 29, 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 concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 or experiencing at least one symptom 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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