REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK
York Region Public Health has received laboratory confirmation an individual travelling on York Region Transit (YRT) Route 4 in the City of Markham and City of Richmond Hill on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 has tested positive for COVID-19.
York Region Public Health was first notified of the confirmed case on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
To assist with contact tracing, York Region has issued a Public Notice for individuals who travelled Route 4 between the following locations and times on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020:
- YRT Route 4 travelling west from Hillmount Road and Woodbine Avenue in the City of Markham to Major Mackenzie Drive and Trench Street in the City of Richmond Hill between approximately 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- YRT Route 4 travelling east from Major Mackenzie Drive and Trench Street in the City of Richmond Hill to Hillmount Road and Woodbine Avenue in the City of Markham between approximately 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Monitor yourself for new/worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 (14 days after last possible exposure)
- If you are currently experiencing symptoms, self-isolate immediately and seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre
- Download the COVID-ALERT app; get a phone alert if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal, health or location information; visit covid-19.ontario.ca/covidalert for more app details and links to download to your smartphone
YRT takes the health and safety of all travellers and staff seriously. YRT has implemented numerous health and safety initiatives to help keep travellers and staff as safe as possible, including:
- Mandatory wearing of face masks or coverings on all YRT services
- Enhancing cleaning and disinfection of buses/vehicles and facilities
- Instructing travellers to board through the front doors and exit buses through the rear-doors to create one-way flow
- Encouraged travellers to use contactless payment methods, such as PRESTO or the YRT Pay app
- Barrier shields installed at the bus driver cabs providing additional physical separation for bus drivers and travellers while front-door boarding and safe use of the space at the front of buses
Residents can also help reduce the spread of this virus by following the following public health guidelines:
- Practice physical distancing with anyone outside of your social circle by staying 2 metres away from others and wear a 2 layer face mask or covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained
- Wear a face mask or covering when inside public places
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Stay home when you are sick or feeling unwell
- Monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and seek assessment and testing if necessary
For more information on York Region’s response to COVID-19, visit york.ca/covid19
The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices.