ALLENTOWN, Pa. - LANTA said Wednesday it is taking additional safety precautions after one of its bus drivers tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The driver, who had been regularly scheduled to operate routes in the Bethlehem and Easton area, last worked for the company on March 20.

Since many LANTA riders transfer between routes, the company said it cannot determine who may have been on a bus the person was driving.

LANTA has been taking extra steps to ensure safety since the outbreak began.

The company has disinfected the bus the driver had used on the person's last two workdays. LANTA told all its employees about the driver's diagnosis and has identified employees that came into contact with the employee and have discussed necessary actions with each of them.

LANTA said it disinfects its buses every night and reviews daily reports to ensure each bus has received disinfectant cleaning since the last time it was in service.

LANTA drivers continue to be issued nitrile gloves at the beginning of each shift and have been given hand sanitizer. The company is telling employees how to minimize risk of contracting or spreading COVID 19.

LANTA garage facilities continue to receive daily cleaning, and all LANTA buses are equipped with safety shields by the driver seats, which minimizes contact between drivers and riders.

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