RTA employee tests positive for COVID-19; 31 employees have tested positive to date

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority reported that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 this week.The employee is a Maintenance Management System Trainee at the Hayden District, according to RTA.RTA said the employee first reported symptoms on Aug. 13, which was also the employees last day of work. The employee then tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 16.All work areas, equipment and other areas of potential exposure were cleaned and disinfected. Staff members who may have been in contact with the employee were notified, RTA said.There have been a total of 31 RTA employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to date, 30 of whom have fully recovered and returned to work, according to RTA.RELATED: RTA employee tests positive for COVID-19; 28 employees have tested positive to dateAdditional Coronavirus information and resources:See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.Rebound Northeast Ohio News 5’s initiative to help people through the financial impact of the coronavirus by offering one place to go for information on everything available to help and how to access it. We’re providing resources on:Getting Back to Work – Learn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.Making Ends Meet – Find help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.Managing the Stress – Feeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.Doing What’s Right – Keep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.We’re Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine’s orders since the outbreak, coronavirus’ impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.The CDC and the Ohio Department of Health are now recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more about the CDC’s recommendation here. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a face mask from common household materials, without having to know how to sew.View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

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