The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is advising anyone who travelled on a Megabus from London to Toronto on Sunday, November 28th and/or travelled from Toronto to Niagara Falls on Monday, November 29th, to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms. The notification comes after the MLHU was advised on Monday that an individual who was a Megabus passenger on two separate occasions has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual travelled during their period of communicability, and the Health Unit is unable to determine which passengers were seated within two metres, or six feet, of them.
Health Unit staff members have followed up with the passenger who has tested positive and recommend that anyone who travelled on a Megabus route departing from London or Toronto on the following dates and times, monitor themselves for symptoms and get tested right away if should any develop:
- Sunday, November 28th, 2021: Departing London, Ontario at 1:10 p.m. from Flying J Megabus stop, 3700 Highbury Avenue South, arriving in Toronto at 4:00 p.m. to Union Station bus terminal at the North-East corner of Bay Street and Lakeshore Boulevard.
- Monday, November 29th, 2021: Departing Toronto, Ontario at 12:30 p.m. from Toronto Bus Terminal, 610 Bay Street, arriving in Niagara Falls at 2:30 p.m. to Niagara Falls Bus Terminal, located at 4555 Erie Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- Please note: This bus made stops in Grimsby, Ontario (at Main Street and Christie Street) and St. Catharines, Ontario (Megabus Terminal at 70 Carlisle Street).
“There is a risk that anyone who sat within two metres or had close contact with this individual on the bus, may have been exposed to COVID-19. Because we don’t have a roster or a seating list of people who travelled with this individual, it will be very important that anyone who was a rider on these routes who develops symptoms, gets tested right away,” says Dr. Alex Summers, Acting Medical Officer of Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. “We continue to recommend that anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms seek testing and that they stay home and away from others, until they receive their test results.”
The Health Unit is notified whenever someone in London or Middlesex County tests positive for COVID-19. The MLHU then contacts the individual to retrace their activities in the days leading up to their diagnosis, in order to identify close contacts who may require further follow up and guidance. The Health Unit is also reminding individuals of the importance of staying home when they are sick and as they await COVID-19 test results.
For more information about COVID-19 visit: https://www.healthunit.com/novel-coronavirus
Dan Flaherty, Communications Manager, Middlesex-London Health Unit, 519-617-0570 (cell)
Dr. Alex Summers, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit