Omnitrans Takes Preventative Action in Response to Coronavirus
March 5, 2020
3/13/20: The health risk from COVID-19 to the general public in San Bernardino County remains low at this time. As a provider of a vital service to the community during this uncertain time, Omnitrans continues its mitigation of coronavirus by taking the safety precautions listed below.
As always, the safety of our employees and passengers is the top priority at Omnitrans, and we are actively monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has since been detected in the United States and California.
Although there is currently no indication of mass spread beyond a few controlled cases in Southern California, we have taken the following proactive steps to protect our customers and employees:
- Omnitrans has set up a task force to monitor and communicate with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), local health authorities and other health organizations to help us properly respond to concerns.
- We have enhanced daily bus maintenance protocols, and are now disinfecting seats and handrails nightly, in addition to regular daily wiping.
- Additional hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfectant wipes have been made available throughout our facilities for all employees, including coach operators.
- Custodial staff are wiping down facility handrails and door handles two times per day.
In addition to these precautions, we advise you to follow the CDC’s recommended preventative actions to protect yourself from contracting illness, including:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- 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 using regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
More information can be found online at CDC, World Health Organization and the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. As always, Omnitrans will do all we can to ensure your health and safety. Thank you for riding!
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