Eighth MATA employee tests positive for coronavirus

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 14, 2020 5:41 PM CT | Published: July 14, 2020 4:49 PM CT

A dispatcher with the Memphis Area Transit Authority has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the eighth MATA employee to be infected by the virus.

MATA bus driver tests positive for coronavirus

The dispatcher’s last day of work was July 8 and MATA was notified about the test results on July 12. The employee had been given personal protective equipment and deep cleaning and sanitation procedures were followed.

On July 8, MATA confirmed that a MATAplus operator tested positive for COVID-19. That employee’s last day of work was June 16.

The first MATA employee to test positive was a maintenance worker whose last day of work was March 30 and who tested positive on April 6.

Since then, three bus drivers, a trolley driver and a trolley mechanic have also tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.


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