Sisters and Brothers,

We received the unfortunate news today that an ATU Local 113 member, a bus operator from the Eglinton Division, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The member’s last shift was on Saturday, August 15 and they received the positive test result on Tuesday, August 18. We all wish them a full and quick recovery as they self-isolate at home.

A joint investigation with the TTC and Toronto Public Health is assessing whether there were any close contacts with the individual while contagious, requiring self-isolation.

This member’s diagnosis marks the 60th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Twelve TTC employees who are not ATU Local 113 members have also tested positive, bringing the total number of TTC employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 72.

Please practice social distancing as much as possible before, during and after your shifts – and stay home if you feel unwell.

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113