MTA confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19, others self-quarantine

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Posted at 10:18 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 22:18:09-04

NEW YORK — The MTA is dealing with a confirmed coronavirus case, with dozens of employees now self-quarantined, officials said.

On Monday, the MTA was notified of a positive case of COVID-19, according to Chief Safety Officer Pat Warren. The employee works at a rail crew office in Queens, Warren said.

Out of an abundance of caution — a phrase that won't be going out of style anytime soon — an additional 30 employees that worked at the Queens office were told to self-quarantine.

The building was disinfected on Monday and Tuesday.