March 2nd, 2020 - Posted in Alerts

Transit’s COVID-19 Preparation Strategy


Here’s a message from King County Metro:

At this time, King County Metro service will continue to operate as scheduled.

Metro crews are cleaning buses and water taxis daily. In the event of an unsanitary condition, their continuing practice is to remove a bus from service for crews to conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfecting before it returns to service.

If you see something that needs attention please alert your driver, a transit employee, or relay the four-digit bus number to customer service staff at 206-553-3000, or via Twitter @kcmetrobus.

Just as important as cleaning buses, they are asking people who are out in the public – at work, schools, grocery stores, events – and needing to travel by public transportation to please follow the direction of Public Health officials.

If you are experiencing symptoms of the virus, it is essential for the health of the community – and to limit the spread of the virus within the community – for you to please stay home or telework, cover all coughs and sneezes, avoid touching parts of your face to avoid picking up the virus and wash your hands frequently.

To reassure the public, King County and Metro are actively tracking developments and coordinating with experts at Public Health and the state Department of Health to consider what additional steps are needed as the situation evolves.

More information

* Public health’s website is the best source of information about how to be personally prepared.

* Here’s a link to a fact sheet with details about the COVID-19 that you should read and are welcome to share.

* The CDC has up-to-date information on prevention, treatment, FAQs, and more.

* Metro Matters blog post gives an overview of Metro’s cleaning protocols.

More information is posted on our Metro Matters blog.

This message was posted at 09:15 on Monday and will be updated as needed.

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