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Barrie Transit COVID-19 outbreak expands as 7th bus driver tests positive

City officials say the six Barrie Transit operators who tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating at home. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A COVID-19 outbreak that’s affecting Barrie Transit workers has expanded after a seventh bus driver tested positive for the virus on Monday.

City officials say the Barrie Transit operators who tested positive for COVID-19 are isolating at home.

Read more: Workplace COVID-19 outbreak declared within Barrie Transit

Officials say all city buses are cleaned and sanitized after service each day and mid-day.

This past Thursday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit declared a workplace COVID-19 outbreak within Barrie Transit.

Read more: 3rd Barrie Transit driver tests positive for COVID-19

Officials say the four new cases aren’t linked to the previously reported coronavirus cases at this time.

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“The SMDHU continues to support the health policies and practices that Barrie Transit has in place, and as a result, they believe the risk of spread is low,” city officials said.

Barrie Transit will continue to maintain its current service levels.

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