#ONECOMMUNITY

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

When using any type of transportation, follow these general principles:

 

Before you leave: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • If possible, pack sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (in case you are unable to wash your hands at your destination).
  • Extra masks and a sealable plastic bag. If your mask gets wet or dirty, put a clean mask on and put the wet or dirty mask in the plastic bag until you can wash it.

     

Once you reach your destination:  

  • Wash your hands again or use hand sanitizer as soon as possible.
     

During travel: 

  • Try to keep at least 6 feet from people – for example at a waiting area or on a bus
  • Handle only your own personal items
  • Wear a mask in public settings and anywhere you are around other people

 

    How to reduce risk while on Public Transit:

    Follow the general principles listed above, plus:

    • Stay up-to-date with your local transit authorities for any changes to services and procedures – especially if you might need additional assistance.
    • Limit touching frequently handled surfaces (such as kiosks, touchscreens, machines, buttons, etc) as much as possible.

    – If you must touch these surfaces, as soon as you can, wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or rub your hands with sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.

    • Use touchless payment and no-touch options (such as trash cans and doors) when available.
    • When possible, consider traveling during non-peak hours
    • Follow social distancing guidelines by:

    – Look for instructions or guides offered by transit authorities (for example, floor decals or signs indicating where to stand or sit to remain at least 6 feet apart from others).

    – Stay out of crowded spaces when possible, especially at transit stations and stops.

    – Consider skipping a row of seats between yourself and other riders if possible. 
     

    How to reduce risk while using Rideshare, Carpool, Taxi, or For-Hire vehicles with other passengers

    Follow the general principles listed above, plus:

    • Avoid riding with drivers or passengers who are unmasked or not properly wearing a mask
    • Limit touching frequently handled surfaces (door frame and handles or windows) as much as possible.
    • Use touchless payment when available
    • Ask the driver to improve the ventilation in the vehicle if possible — for example, by opening the windows
    • Follow social distancing guidelines by:

    – Limiting the number of passengers in the vehicle to only those necessary.

    – Avoiding shared rides where multiple passengers are not in the same household.

    – Sit as far as possible from the driver, such as in the rear seat diagonally across from the driver

     

    How to reduce risk if you Work in a Transportation-Related Job:

    Follow the general principles listed above, plus check out these resources for: