More than 5K MTA employees have returned to work after COVID-19 quarantines; employee death toll stands at 79

Maya Rajamani
April 20, 2020 - 3:51 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A total of 5,033 MTA employees who were quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure have since returned to work, the agency said Monday. 

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    That number “is now higher than those still out on quarantine,” the MTA said in a release, noting that 4,112 employees are still quarantined with possible symptoms. 

    “We are relieved and grateful to see so many of our colleagues returning to good health,” MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren said in a statement. “They are the definition of public servants helping all New Yorkers.” 

    As of Monday, 79 MTA employees had died of complications related to COVID-19, and 2,876 had tested positive, a spokeswoman said. 

    The MTA’s interim president Sarah Feinberg on Monday said she and the agency’s other employees were “heartbroken” over the deaths of their colleagues. 

    “The loss of life at MTA and other front line agencies is unimaginably tragic,” she said in a statement provided to 1010 WINS.

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