The Burnside Transit Garage. Photo: Flickr / Wilson Hum

The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free.

Halifax Transit now says a worker at its Burnside garage does not have COVID-19.

On Monday, the Halifax Examiner reported that an email was sent to transit staff Sunday night notifying them that a worker at the garage had tested positive.

In another email to staff sent just before noon on Tuesday, transit director Dave Reage said “the person who had self-reported as testing positive for COVID-19 this week has been confirmed to be negative.”

“The reporting error was unintentional,” Reage wrote. “We are glad to hear that the individual has not tested positive and apologize for any concerns or issues that arose from the confusion.”

There were two previous cases at the garage and at least two involving other transit employees, according to Ken Wilson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 508.


The Halifax Examiner is an advertising-free, subscriber-supported news site. Your subscription makes this work possible; please subscribe.

Some people have asked that we additionally allow for one-time donations from readers, so we’ve created that opportunity, via the PayPal button below. We also accept e-transfers, cheques, and donations with your credit card; please contact iris “at” halifaxexaminer “dot” ca for details.

Thank you!




Zane Woodford

Zane Woodford is the Halifax Examiner’s municipal reporter. He covers Halifax City Hall and contributes to our ongoing PRICED OUT housing series. Twitter @zwoodford

Leave a comment

Only subscribers to the Halifax Examiner may comment on articles. We moderate all comments. Be respectful; whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims. Please read our Commenting Policy.
Cancel reply