GO Transit passenger who rode Barrie line from Vaughan to Toronto twice last week tested positive for COVID variant

Passengers who arrived at Union at 8 a.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday of last week should seek testing

Health officials have confirmed someone who rode the Barrie GO Train line from Vaughan to Toronto this month has since tested positive for a more communicable variant of COVID-19.

York Region Public Health confirmed the passenger rode the Barrie line from Rutherford Station at 7:33 a.m. to Union Station at around 8 a.m. on both Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10. This passenger was wearing a mask and was asymptomatic at the time, but developed symptoms by Thursday. They self-isolated after that.

The health unit says other passengers should have been masked as well, given it is GO Transit policy. However, York Region Public Health does recommend anyone who rode on the Barrie line at the times above should seek out testing if they’ve got symptoms or not.