A Metrobus driver has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, forcing WMATA to take a bus out of service and notify customers about the driver's condition.
The bus operator's last shift was Friday morning when he was assigned to a bus on the 14th Street Line. The bus ran the following route between 7:13 a.m. and 10:18 a.m.:
- Route 52, 7:13 a.m. trip from 14th & Buchanan Sts NW to L'Enfant Plaza
- Route 54, 8:03 a.m. trip from L'Enfant Plaza to 14th & Colorado Ave NW
- Route 52, 9 a.m. trip from 14th & Colorado Ave NW to L'Enfant Plaza
The transit agency said the bus will be sanitized and that all 164 buses at Northern Division will be disinfected Monday night as a precaution.
Metro said it does not believe the employee used any other vehicle and that prior to his morning shift Friday, the employee had been on vacation.
For more information on viral meningitis symptoms, transmission and more, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.