Oneida Public Transit is closely monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 public health crisis and is engaging in proactive steps to ensure that we protect our riders and employees. We understand that people may be feeling anxiety and concern about the safety of public transit, so we want to share some of our current safety measures.
Our agency increased its vehicle sanitization procedures to include enhanced daily wipe downs, additional deep cleaning of all high-touch areas (handrails, windows, seats, seatbelts etc.) in all our buses. If any riders have concerns or observe a bus or vehicle that needs attention, we urge them to please alert a transit driver right away.
Oneida Public Transit is reducing the non-essential services in efforts to minimize the spread of the virus. We will be SCHEDULING MEDICAL AND WORK TRIPS ONLY EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020, until further notice.
Oneida Public Transit continues to emphasize that customers must not use transit services to travel to healthcare appointments, if they are showing signs of illness for the safety of our employees and other passengers. If you are ill, call your healthcare provider and make transportation arrangements that do not involve public transportation.
Everyday measures you can take to help prevent the spread of coronavirus including:
- Stay home when you’re sick
- Practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene
- Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid large groups or gatherings
- Practice social distancing – ask not to shake hands
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or a sleeve
People at Higher Risk
Riders at a higher risk for severe illness should stay home and away from large gatherings as much as possible. High risk individuals include:
- People 60 years or older/Elders
- People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes.
- People who have a weakened immune system
- Women who are pregnant