RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — An additional GRTC employee tested positive for COVID-19 today.
This latest case marks 42 total workforce members who have contracted the coronavirus since March.
The employee was last at GRTC on Dec. 29. The employee has no public-facing duties and is now quarantined at home.
GRTC continues to host periodic on-site, free COVID-19 testing events for staff.
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- Across the nation, the mass-vaccination sites are ready to roll. All that’s missing is the vaccine and that is causing an enormous amount of frustration, not to mention health risks, for many of our frontline health workers and society’s most vulnerable.
- The first case of the new COVID-19 variant, originally found in the United Kingdom last year, has been found in Virginia according to the Virginia Department of Health.
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- Minnesota health officials confirmed Monday that a mutation of COVID-19 from Brazil was found for the first time in the United Sates.
- Ballad Health officials said the spread of COVID-19 in the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region is truly widespread at this point and that we have passed the point of identifying clusters in the region.
- During a press conference after signing an executive order designed to galvanize the economy and help factories, President Joe Biden shed light on a topic millions of Americans have been tracking – how the size of the stimulus check outlined in his COVID relief plan was chosen.
- At a press conference Monday, President Joe Biden said he believes anyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by this spring.