COVID-19 case detected on Megabus trip from Toronto to Kingston

A Megabus parked at a bus station. Photo by Abdallah Hussein.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has confirmed that a passenger on a recent Megabus trip destined for Kingston has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the local Health Unit, the affected trip was along the route between Pearson International Airport and Kingston, and KFL&A Public Health is unable to contact all of the passengers on that bus who may have been exposed.

Passengers who may have been affected travelled aboard a Megabus on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport at approximately 7 p.m. and arriving at the Kingston Bus Terminal at approximately 10 p.m.

“Anyone who was on this bus route is asked to self monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, isolate and get tested if symptoms develop. COVID-19 testing is recommended on or after day 7 (September 18, 2021) even if you do not have symptoms,” KFL&A Public Health said in a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Canada Coach Megabus requires safety precautions including sanitizing buses between routes and masks for drivers and passengers.”

COVID-19 assessment centres in the KFL&A region are open daily and appointments can be booked online or by phone.

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