Page Last Updated: March 10, 2021
DART is committed to transparency with its employees, riders and the public as it continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. As a result, DART will update this page as it becomes aware of employees testing positive for COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus. We are not releasing employee names or details that could compromise their privacy.
Employee Test results
Between April and December 2020, 71 DART employees tested positive for COVID-19. These results included:
- 43 Fixed Route Bus Operators,
- 14 Maintenance employees,
- 9 Administrative staff, and
- 4 Paratransit Bus Operators.
Details for employee test results from 2021 are reflected in the table below.
|DART employees who tested positive for COVID-19|
|Date tested positive||Department|
|1.||Jan. 4, 2021||Maintenance|
|2.||Jan. 8, 2021||Maintenance|
|3.||Jan. 14, 2021||Paratransit Bus Operator|
|4.||Jan. 20, 2021||Fixed Route Bus Operator|
|5.||Jan. 22, 2021||Administrative staff|
|6.||Feb. 1, 2021||Fixed Route Bus Operator|
|7.||Feb. 8, 2021||Administrative staff|
|8.||Feb. 10, 2021||Maintenance|
|9.||Feb. 18, 2021||Maintenance|
|10.||Feb. 23, 2021||Fixed Route|
|11.||March 10, 2021||Fixed Route|
Health & safety precautions
DART quickly implemented a variety of measures to promote the health and safety of our employees and riders. These precautions will continue until further notice, and include:
- Requiring employees to complete wellbeing check before work each day, which includes a temperature check.
- Daily cleaning and sanitizing of all DART vehicles, and common spaces of DART’s facilities.
- Providing employees with protective materials, including sanitizer, gloves and masks.
- Requiring all riders wear masks when on board a DART bus, or when waiting for a bus at DART Central Station or at a bus stop with other riders.
- Asking riders and employees to practice safe social distancing whenever possible