EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS) will add extra disinfecting cycles to all buses and facilities during operating hours.
Disinfecting cycles will be added at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., in addition to daily disinfecting procedures at the end of operating hours.
The temporary cycles are in place to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 and influenza.
METS asks riders to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines when using fixed routes or METS Mobility:
- Clean your hands often.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Don’t ride if you’re sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)