Important Updates - A VIA Rail Montréal Maintenance Centre employee tests positive for COVID-19

MONTRA?AL, May 25, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -A VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) as been informed that one of its employees working at the MontrA©al Maintenance Centre tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 24. This employee has not been at work since Thursday, May 21, at which time he showed no symptoms. As the health and safety of our employees is our number one priority, we immediately took the appropriate measures:

The employees that had been in direct contact with their colleague have been in self-isolation since May 22. Since, they have been informed of the situation and were asked to remain in self-isolation and monitor their symptoms for the next 14 days.

In accordance with the guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada, all the necessary steps of our cleaning protocol have been deployed.

A thorough disinfection of the working area has been done to ensure employees can continue working safely.

Our mitigation measures are fully operational and ensure that regular sanitization of common areas is performed in our maintenance centres by our cleaning staff using all the disinfectants products approved by Health Canada that have proven to be effective against COVID-19.

In the context of the work carried out by this worker, and the safety measures that person has taken by respecting the appropriate physical distancing and wearing the required personal protective equipment, the risks of possible contamination remain minimal.We remain in close communication with our employee and are providing all the support he needs to recover in the best possible conditions. Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time. REMINDER
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