|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 Monday, June 28.|
In consultation with DOH-Sarasota, SCAT has identified the following routes that were operated by the affected driver: Thursday, June 24 – Route 17, 1:45 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.Friday, June 25 – Route 17, 3:15 p.m. to 11 p.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 the free testing site at 5400 Bradenton Road, Sarasota.
As a reminder, due to a federal mandate, all riders are required to wear masks.
If someone has COVID-19 symptoms, please do not use SCAT services. SCAT bus operators have been provided facemasks, gloves and hand sanitizer.
For more information call the Sarasota County Contact Center at (941) 861-5000, or visit scgov.net or floridahealthcovid19.gov.