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Pueblo Transit updates schedule after possible exposure from bus driver

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 11:02:19-05

PUEBLO — Pueblo Transit will run on a reduced route this week after a bus driver awaiting his COVID-19 test results went to work and later learned Monday they tested positive for the virus.

The city said the driver returned to work over the weekend and possibly exposed other employees. Those employees were sent home to monitor symptoms and quarantine for 14 days while the driver was sent home to self-isolate.

The transit system said it does not believe the public was exposed "due to the safety measures in place" and since operators do not have direct contact with passengers.

The driver was on the following routes Friday: Red Creek route from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lake Route from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and University Route from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday the driver was on the Mall route from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the University route from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The transit said as of Monday morning, 1 person is still positive for COVID-19 and five others had recovered with the positives being "unrelated and occurred at different times."

Pueblo Transit will have 9 runs open through Saturday and they are:

  • Eastside/Berkley- Beulah
  • Irving/Bessemer
  • Mall (1 bus per hour, leaving downtown at :30 after every hour)
  • Highland Park
  • Highway 50
  • University
  • Belmont
  • Red Creek Springs
  • Lake

Hours of operation have been reduced to 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. until next Monday, Dec. 14.
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