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Two additional RTA employees test positive for COVID-19

The two new cases brings the total to 13 staff members testing positive since the outbreak began. Seven have made full recoveries.

CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced that two additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in a press release issued on Friday. 

One individual is a laborer out of the Woodhill facility. The employee last worked on Thursday, May 14 and later tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, May 20.

"Following RTA protocol, the Woodhill facility was thoroughly cleaned. It was disinfected with Moonbeam3 on Tuesday, May 19," the release said. "The Moombeam3 uses ultraviolet technology for germicidal irradiation disinfection."

The other individual who tested positive for the virus is a Paratransit driver whose last day of work was Wednesday, May 20. The driver was not showing symptoms on their last day of work. Under guidance of the RTA protocol, the vehicle was fully cleaned and disinfected before going into service the following day.

These additional positive cases brings the RTA's total number of staff infected to 13. Seven of those employees have made full recoveries and returned to work.

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