There is no higher priority to our COA families than the safety of our Riders and Staff. We are closely communicating with the County Emergency Operations Center and other sources to stay on top of this evolving situation with COVID-19. According to the most recent information provided by the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. It’s critically important to remain vigilant and take useful precautions in times like these; it’s equally important to make calm, rational, and fact-based decisions.
Public Transportation is one of the areas where illness can spread because of the proximity of people, and we want you to feel confident when utilizing public transportation. As a result, we are enhancing our cleaning procedures in the interest of our Riders and Employee’s health and safety. We will be using EPA approved and CDC recommended disinfectants against COVID-19 throughout all of our vehicles, as well as our facilities.
As a Rider, you can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms: Fever, Cough, and Shortness of breath. Seek medical advice if you have developed symptoms or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or either live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, and inform them about your recent travel and/or symptoms.
Additionally, there are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. If you don’t have soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol based.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick, and keep your children home when they’re sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow – not into your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Don’t touch or shake hands with people who are sick; if anything, avoid shaking hands as a social greeting in general.