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CityLink staffer tests positive for Covid-19

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PEORIA (HOI) - In a memo shared with employees from the General Manager Doug Roelfs, City Link employees were notified of possible exposure to Coronavirus.

The internal memo, dated June 29th outlines how the company will handle the case after a member of the maintenance staff tested positive.

Roelfs explained the company is doing contact tracing and mandating that all evening maintenance staff who had contact with the person are required to take off until Friday, July 10th.

It goes on to say City Link will be enforcing Covid tests for all maintenance staff and mandatory temperature checks.

Employees are also required to wear PPE.

The full inter office memo reads:

"This afternoon, we learned that one of our employees that worked in the Maintenance Department tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is currently being performed, and initial precautionary measures are being taken. As of right now, we are aware of only one employee having a positive test.

As we move forward, the following measures are being put into place for the following departments:

Maintenance Department:

All PM maintenance staff who have had close contact with the employee who had the positive test result are required to take off of work until Friday, July 10th, 2020.

All remaining maintenance staff are required to take a COVID-19 test asap. They can return to work until the test result is received but MUST wear a mask at all times until Friday, July 10th, 2020. They will be allowed to remain at work as long as their test returns as a negative test result. If a maintenance employee does not wish to get tested, they can remain off work until Friday, July 10th, 2020.

Beginning 7/1/2020, after they clock in, all AM shift maintenance employees will be required to report to Dispatch where they will have their temperature checked with a contactless thermometer. All PM maintenance employees, when allowed to return to work, will have the PM foreman check their temperature. Anyone with a temperature greater than 100.4F will be sent home and will not be allowed to return to work until they provide a negative Covid-19 test result. Anyone refusing to have their temperature taken will be sent home and will not be allowed to return to work until they provide a negative Covid-19 test result.

All employees WILL be required to wear PPE while cleaning buses (gloves, face masks, face shields). All employees from other departments assist."

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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