Third employee of Santa Fe transit district dies from COVID-19

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A third employee of Santa Fe’s local bus system has died of COVID-19 as state workplace safety regulators investigate virus cases involving Transit District workers.

City spokesman Dave Herndon said the last worker who died recently from the virus was a supervisor who died Monday.

Stephanie Stringer, deputy cabinet secretary of operations for the state Environment Department, said the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau was gathering information on COVID-19 cases involving transit workers.

Herndon said the city has stringently followed state guidelines, provided all workers with personal protective equipment and regularly cleans and sanitizes buildings and equipment.