Tri-Valley Transit Response to Coronavirus Concerns
As a provider of public transportation services, Tri-Valley transit is following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at this time, most people in the United States will have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus. This virus is NOT currently spreading widely in the United States. We continue to monitor CDC guidance for updated information.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Much is still unknown about how the virus spreads.
Tri-Valley Transit is urging passengers and employees to follow the below recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Vermont Department of Health:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
At Tri-Valley Transit we are ensuring that our drivers remain responsive to emptying trash receptacles daily and isolating biological spills and messes for sanitizing to minimize the spread of germs.
For more information about coronavirus, including local and national responses, please visit these websites:
Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Vermont Department of Health: http://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus