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Transporte Suspended Because of COVID-19

(La Porte, IN) - The city of La Porte has suspended its bus service after an employee with the public transportation system, known as Transporte, tested positive for COVID-19.


Mayor Tom Dermody said Transporte buses are being deep cleaned and Transporte employees are being tested.  He said other city employees who may have had direct contact with the infected person will also be tested.


Dermody said the worker was tested Wednesday and revealed the positive results this morning.  He said when Transporte will resume service depends on when the test results of other city employees come back, which could be as early as Wednesday.


Dermody said the worker was tested September 30th, but did not inform anyone of being tested.  City employees are required to notify the city of being tested so they can be quarantined until the results come back.  He said the employee, in this case, worked for two consecutive days after being tested and policy is being followed to decide if the employee possible disciplinary action.

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