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Some Barrie Transit service affected as COVID-19 outbreak expands

Officials said they hope to get transit service levels back to normal "shortly.". Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Barrie Transit is expecting a temporary reduction in service frequency on some routes as nine people have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Our service provider continues to work with the health unit, and at this time, these cases have not been linked,” Barrie Transit director Brent Forsyth said in a statement.

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“As the city is following public health protocols to ensure the safety of both passengers and operators, service coverage throughout the city will be maintained, however Barrie Transit is expecting a temporary reduction in frequency on routes 1, 6 and 100.”

The service changes will be in effect until further notice.

Officials said they hope to get transit service levels back to normal “shortly.”

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