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LANTA bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Bethlehem is reporting that a bus driver for LANTA is among the six individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city.

The bus driver worked on March 20 and drove several trips between Easton and Bethlehem during the shift.

The identity of the driver is not being released.

The Bethlehem Health Department is working with LANTA to notify employees who may have had close contact with this individual.

All those with close contact will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days.

People who feel they may have had close contact with this individual on the bus route should self-monitor for symptoms.

Anyone who begins to exhibit symptoms should contact their health care provider to determine if they should be tested.

Since the start of this outbreak, LANTA said it has enhanced cleaning procedures to disinfect commonly touches surfaces on their buses and vans, such as seat handles and hand rails.

 

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