The local health unit has declared a COVID-19 workplace outbreak within Barrie Transit, city officials confirmed Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday, the City of Barrie confirmed a third bus operator tested positive for the novel coronavirus after two also tested positive last Friday and Saturday respectively.

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“The driver who tested positive yesterday could be linked to the second driver who tested positive on Saturday,” a city spokesperson said Thursday.

“(Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit) continues to support the health policies and practices that Barrie Transit has in place, and as a result, they believe the risk of spread is low.”

Officials say Barrie Transit will continue to operate as normal.

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