GET confirms one employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 3:25 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 18:25:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Golden Empire Transit said it was notified on May 4 that one employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

The company said that this employee has been has been away from work since mid-April for non-coronavirus-related reasons.

GET said that after the employee tested positive, they self-quarantined at home and is receiving care.

“GET is working with the affected employee to get them medical care and any resources they need.” said Karen King, CEO. “Our employee will not return to work until they are medically cleared.” “Our primary focus is the safety and well-being of our people, our riders, and our community. We are doing everything we can to keep our employees and riders safe and healthy and have taken all necessary precautions to achieve this.”

GET is continuing to implement precautionary measures to keep the community safe. GET is practicing social distancing in its facility and on the buses. GET has placed signage on each bus-promoting social distancing, encouraging seating in every other row to limit interaction while riding the bus and recommends wearing a mask. In addition, GET has added extra buses on busier routes to eliminate crowding on the buses.