KCATA continues to deliver a vital public service to health care workers, pharmacy and grocery store employees, and others working or traveling to essential destinations. Transit operators are on the front line seven days a week and they deserve special recognition for their commitment and service during this challenging time. With the region under stay-at-home orders, residents are encouraged to use public transit for essential trips only.
Absenteeism has continued to be higher than normal, averaging more than 120 bus operators absent daily. As of April 6, eighty employee absences are directly related to COVID-19, with 71 self-quarantined, eight with childcare issues. On Monday, April 6, 2020, we were notified that one of our employees tested positive.
“The health and safety of our KCATA employees is paramount,” said Robbie Makinen, President & Chief Executive Officer, KCATA. “We will continue to take proactive measures to protect our employees and community as we weather the impacts of COVID-19.”
We encourage everyone to exercise caution and take all appropriate health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.