Amtrak to cancel trains amid COVID spike among employees
Amtrak will reduce its schedule between New Year's Eve and Jan. 6 amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases among employees, according to a statement obtained by the Washington Post.
- About 97% of Amtrack employees have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. Still, it's seen an uptick in positive cases, largely fueled by the new strain.
- The trimmed schedule reduces about 1.5% of Amtrak's trains scheduled for the week, according to the Post.
What they're saying: "Amtrak regrets any inconvenience," the railroad said in the statement.
- "We are continuing to monitor changing conditions and will make any further adjustments as required," it continued.