|SARASOTA COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a positive COVID-19 test result for a Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) driver on Friday, April 23.|
In consultation with DOH-Sarasota, SCAT has identified the following routes that were operated by the affected driver: Saturday, April 17 – Route 40, 5:48 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.Sunday, April 18 – Route 1713, 5:53 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Monday, April 19 and Tuesday April 20 – Route 99, 5:45-10:45 a.m.; and a single trip on Route 7 starting at 5:10 a.m.
DOH-Sarasota is recommending anyone who rode these routes on the dates listed to monitor themselves for possible COVID-19 symptoms.
If a passenger suspects they have been exposed or feels symptoms of COVID-19 they are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider, DOH-Sarasota or visit one of the free state-testing sites located at:
5400 Bradenton Road, Sarasota. Robert L. Taylor Center, 1845 34th St., Sarasota.
In accordance with operational procedures, SCAT buses are thoroughly sanitized nightly and cleaned throughout the day.
In addition, riders are reminded that fares for SCAT and SCAT Plus services are suspended to limit passenger interactions. Due to a federal mandate, all riders are required to wear masks. Riders should also enter through the rear doors and practice social distancing while using SCAT.If someone has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not use SCAT services. SCAT bus operators have been provided facemasks, gloves, hand sanitizer and operational changes.
For more information call the Sarasota County Contact Center at (941) 861-5000, or visit scgov.net or floridahealthcovid19.gov.