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By now we have all heard of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus and its impact on the Puget Sound region. We understand there are concerns and that it can be intimidating to many who use the variety of transit options our region has to offer. We want to take a moment to update you on the actions being taken by Everett Transit to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as offer a few friendly reminders that will help lessen the possibility of spreading any germs to your fellow transit riders.
Our Operations team and maintenance crews are focusing on interior bus surfaces; every night they are cleaning and sanitizing every handrail, pull cord, seat handle, window track, and bus seat in addition to our standard cleaning procedures. They are focusing on all porous surfaces. Our drivers are also taking extra time to ensure highly-impacted surfaces are cleaned, this includes the fare box, Orca reader and door rails.
We’d also like to remind all our passengers that maintaining good hygiene and following a few rules can help keep you, our drivers, other passengers and their families from getting sick.
- Clean/wash your hands
Hand sanitizer is an inexpensive and easy way to help prevent the spread of germs.
- Remember to cover your cough or sneeze
It may sound simple but limiting the amount of projectile can go a long way in creating a safer travel space.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- If you can; stay home if you’re sick.
This is not easy to do for many of us but in order to keep you, your fellow passengers, our drivers, and your work place from spreading illness, communicate with your company/organization to possibly work from home or take a sick day.
Everett Transit has taken these additional steps to keep our community safe:
- Operating on Sunday service schedule until further notice
- Route 6 and 70 service suspended until further notice
- Route 18 operating on alternate schedule
- Back door boarding/alighting on all Fixed Route buses, customers requiring ADA assistance please use the front door
- Fare free for both Fixed Route and Paratransit service
- Customer Service Center closed until further notice
- Face masks available for Paratransit customers
We encourage you to contact local, state, or federal health authorities with questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.
Updated: March 24, 2020