Sisters and Brothers,

Today, we learned a TTC Wheel-Trans operator tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The member’s last shift at work was on Sunday, April 12 from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They started developing symptoms on their way home from work that day. They received the positive test for COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 14.

We’ve spoken with the member who is recovering at home and doing well. All ATU Local 113 Sisters and Brothers wish the member a speedy recovery while they self-isolate.

ATU Local 113 is working with the TTC and Toronto Public Health as the investigation continues. Please contact your shop steward or board member for more information.

This member’s diagnosis marks the 12th ATU Local 113 member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Two TTC staff have also tested positive.

As mentioned, we’re encouraging members to practice social distancing as much as possible before, during and after their shifts. Please stay home if you feel unwell. As a reminder, medical notes for sick leave have been suspended into further notice.

In solidarity,

Carlos Santos
President, ATU Local 113