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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

MTA Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Kevin Hagen
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AP
Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Duane Clark works to sanitize surfaces at the Avenue X subway station, earlier this month in Brooklyn.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Patrick Foye says several workers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Most of the cases involve New York City transit workers, but a small percent involve Long Island Rail Road employees.

 

To help combat the spread of the virus, the MTA has partnered with health officials to identify colleagues of the affected workers to test for traces of COVID-19.

 

Other measures taken by the MTA to prevent further cases include the use of disinfectant wipes on high-traffic areas like ticket machines, as well as an aerated disinfectant spray on train cars.

 

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here

 

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