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Akron METRO RTA passenger tells bus driver they tested positive for coronavirus

'The bus the individual was riding has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.'

AKRON, Ohio — Officials with the Akron METRO RTA have issued a statement after one of their passengers told a bus drivers they had tested positive for coronavirus.

"The bus the individual was riding has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected," officials said.

The situation happened Friday.

The statement, which was released Monday, is in full below:

On Friday, March 27, a passenger informed their bus operator that they had tested positive for COVID-19. Our team of road supervisors, bus operators and security acted quickly to address the situation. The bus the individual was riding has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Our team members who were in contact with the individual have been notified and the individual is no longer riding METRO buses.

METRO’s number one priority for our passengers and team members is safety. We take this responsibility seriously and continue to follow guidance from the CDC and Ohio Department of Health to play our part in fighting this pandemic.

This is a difficult time for everyone and we want you to know we are here for you. We appreciate your cooperation, and we thank you for your continued support.

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