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WeGo bus drivers test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:45 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 18:45:15-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two WeGo bus drivers have tested positive for the new Coronavirus.

WeGo officials received the confirmation Tuesday. In a press release they said, "With something as contagious and widespread as this virus, we knew this might happen, but we were prepared. Buses are still safe to use."

Officials said they are taking the following steps after an employee tests positive:

  • We find out the date the employee was tested and ensure that the employee is quarantined until their test results are confirmed and/or until they are released by a health care professional;
  • We go back two days prior to their test date and pull facility video to trace possible exposure to members of the public and other employees and any vehicle the employee may have come into contact with for deep cleaning;
  • We work with Metro Public Health to make sure they have all the information they need to complete accurate contact tracing;
  • We engage in ongoing communication with our employee to ensure they only return to work when cleared to do so by the Metro Public Health Department or their medical provider.