Lextran employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 12:54 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 12:54:23-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lextran officials say an employee has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The company is waiting final confirmation of test results from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Lextran is currently working to contact other employees who may have been in contact with the individual and are following what is recommended by health officials.

The company has worked vigorously to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the steps Lextran has taken to keep employees and the community safe:

  • Since January, Lextran has increased cleaning at facilities and on buses.
  • On March 17, the Loudon Administrative Office and Customer Service were closed to the public and employees were instructed to work from home.
  • On March 19, the company reduced service, temporarily eliminated fares, closed the downtown waiting areas, asked passengers to limit all non-essential travel, and used rear-door only entry and exit.

Governor Andy Behsear says public transportation is considered an essential business.

Lextran officials say they will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and follow guidance from the CDC, Governor Beshear and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.