RiverCities Transit is aware of the growing concern in our community regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are closely monitoring developments and following the guidance of our public health officials to implement the latest suggested preventative measures.
The health and safety of our customers and our employees is our top priority. We are cleaning and sanitizing the inside of all fixed-route and paratransit vehicles daily and will be for the foreseeable future. The transit center lobby counters and frequently touched surfaces are cleaned mid-day and sanitized every evening. We have also placed posters from the Washington State Department of Health inside all transit vehicles to remind riders how they can keep themselves and others healthy.
We are asking all of our staff and our riders to practice public health officials recommend steps to prevent illness, including:
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or use the inside of your elbow.
- Please, stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
Get the latest COVID-19 information and updates from:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Washington State Department of Health
- Cowlitz County Health and Human Services
If you have additional questions or want to know what to do if you have symptoms, call the Washington State Department of Health hotline at (800) 525-0127 and press #.