FAX Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Monday evening, June 29, a Fresno Area Express (FAX) employee tested positive for COVID-19 and a second employee suspected of having COVID has been tested and is awaiting results.

In an effort to be completely transparent with FAX riders, and in keeping with coronavirus protocol, the following is being provided:

  • The positive employee’s last day on the premises was June 27, 2020.  The employee was asymptomatic until the end of shift when they returned to the yard that evening and began to feel ill. 
  • The symptomatic employee’s last day on the premises was June 29, 2020.  This employee was asymptomatic earlier in the day and also began to feel ill and went home early.  The employee was tested and is awaiting results.
  • Those who were in contact with the two employees were also sent home as required under Fresno County Department of Health Guidelines to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Risk assessments and interviews were conducted on the employees who came in contact with the employee who tested positive and the employee who is symptomatic, which is standard City practice and begins the contact tracing process.

FAX has been proactive in keeping our riders and employees safe and continues to: 

  • Require all staff and passengers to wear a facial coverings while on our buses.
  • Allow buses to carry no more than 10 passengers to ensure adequate social distancing.
  • Provide hand sanitizer on buses for passenger use.
  • Provide disinfectant spray, wipes, and masks to all employees.
  • Disinfect each bus nightly via hand wiping and use of fogging methods.
  • Health screen and temperature check each FAX employee daily before they enter our facilities to report to work.

Additionally, FAX has installed sneeze guards across the driver’s area on most of its buses until more permanent secured doors with sliding windows are installed.

We are committed to service and safety, for our employees as well as the public.