The Bartow County Transit Department will remain closed through Friday, July 24th. Bartow County issued a press release Tuesday, notifying the public the Transit Department would remain closed the week of July 20th through July 24th. Seven of the department’s 16 employees tested positive for COVID-19; they are still awaiting one test result. One employee has been hospitalized, the others have not experienced any symptoms. With the number of drivers that are currently out, the department is unable to continue to provide services. The Transit Department is following recommended CDC guidelines for isolation of asymptomatic persons and therefore will remain closed until July 24th.