At First Transit and First Vehicle Services, keeping our employees and passengers safe and healthy is a top priority.
In the wake of the ongoing news coverage and concerns about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, we wanted to update you on what we are doing to help ensure we provide a safe operating environment.
First Transit has protocols and resources in place to reduce the spread of illness across our business and services, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that apply to infection control response. These consist of the proper steps and notification process to follow if an employee or passenger is diagnosed with the illness. There are also guidelines in place when it comes to cleaning the interior of a bus to minimize exposure.
In addition, we are proactively communicating with our employees about how to stay healthy with a focus on the importance of frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.
We will continue to actively monitor the situation and follow the direction of the CDC as we do in all matters of public health.