Did you take a taxi in Sarnia- you may need a COVID-19 test

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Lambton Public Health is asking anyone who used a Sarnia Taxi company between March 21 and April 8 to get tested for COVID-19.

Public health says four drivers of Blu Light Taxi tested positive for the virus.

“If you travelled with Blu Light Taxi from March 21 to April 8, 2021 and your trip was greater than 15 minutes please get tested at a public assessment centre as soon as possible,” said Lori Lucas, Supervisor of Health Protection.

If your test comes back positive, LPH will be in touch with you directly. If you receive a negative test, no further action is required.

Public health is taking steps to work with the company to collect information about its passengers’ trips for the days in question, but not all contact information is available.

“It is difficult to trace close contacts of these individuals because of the nature of the taxi-cab industry, and we know these drivers would have been in a confined space with members of the public ,” says Lucas. “These reasons make it imperative we release these details, so we can instruct the public to get tested at their earliest convenience.”