CURRENT BUS DRIVER TESTS POSITIVE FOR VIRUS: NO THREAT TO PUBLIC ACCORDING TO VT. DEPT. OF HEALTH
April 2, 2020
ROCKINGHAM The Current, a division of Southeast Vermont Transit, was informed the evening of April 1st that one of its drivers has tested positive for the COVID 19 virus.
The driver drove the Blue Line in Brattleboro March 16-19. According to Eric Seel, Epidemiologist at the Vermont Department of Health, this driver poses no close contact threat of spreading the virus to fellow staff or riders. The driver left work and quarantined starting the evening of March 19th, three days before his/her symptoms appeared. According to Seel, the virus can be transmitted via person to person up to 48 hours prior to symptoms appearing, thus there is no person to person contact threat. The driver has been out for 14 days and is eligible to return to work pending a doctor’s release.
For more information contact Randy Schoonmaker, CEO Southeast Vermont Transit, at 802-464-8487 or email@example.com .