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Hampton Roads Transit employee tests positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 09:36:36-04

NORFOLK, Va. - An employee of Hampton Roads Transit's light rail division has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a release by HRT.

The patient last reported to work on March 17 and is now in quarantine. All staff members who may have had close contact with the patient have been notified and advised to stay home, and HRT said no one who may have been in contact with the patient has reported showing any signs of illness.

This is the first HRT employee to have a confirmed case of the virus.

On Friday, HRT announced that it will run fewer bus routes and less frequently beginning Tuesday, March 31 due to the coronavirus. Cleaning has also been ramped up on all buses, light rail vehicles, transit centers, ferries and administrative offices.

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