Tupelo Transit Driver Tests Positive for Covid-19

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PRESS RELEASE
Contact Information:
Lucia Randle, Communications Director
City of Tupelo
662.841.6525
lucia.randle@tupeloms.gov

TUPELO TRANSIT CLOSING UNTIL APRIL 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tupelo, MS, March 31, 2020


On Monday, March 30, 2020, a Tupelo Transit driver informed NEMS that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, March 28th.  This employee’s last day of work was Monday, March 23, 2020. All passengers who rode with this driver within the past three weeks have been notified.  Tupelo Transit has required all employees to now self-quarantine. All vehicles and office are being professionally sanitized and cleaned. Tupelo Transit will discontinue service until Tuesday, April 7, 2020, fourteen days since exposure as recommended by CDC.  

Tupelo Transit is operated by Northeast Community Services.  For more information contact Steve Gaines at NECS (662) 728-2118.

Public Transit is “essential critical infrastructure workforce” as outlined in the COVID-19 Response by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. 

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