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4 RideKC bus operators test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 15:19:32-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four RideKC bus operators tested positive for COVID-19 after driving various routes earlier this month.

RideKC said Tuesday the four bus operators drove on eight days between Aug. 7-18 on different routes in the Kansas City metro.

Before the new positive cases, a bus operator had not tested positive for the virus since April, when one case was confirmed.

"Join us in keeping everyone safe: Wear your mask – it’s required," RideKC said in a tweet on Tuesday.

RideKC said it has taken several steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including a mask requirement while on board and at bus stops; Plexiglass shields for operators; and suspended fares to reduce interaction between customers and drivers.