SacRT Issues Update on Precautions Against Coronavirus

March 2, 2020 RT News

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) today issued an update on the precautions being taken by the agency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Knowing viruses can spread in confined spaces similar to the flu, SacRT has been proactive in sanitizing its buses and light rail vehicles every day. With the number of coronavirus cases going up, SacRT has taken a number of aggressive steps to provide information about the virus to our employees and increased sanitation of vehicles.

The safety and well-being of our employees and customers is our top priority and we are taking the following proactive measures:

  • Buses and light rail vehicles are sanitized every night.
  • During the flu season, trains and buses are fogged with Chlorine Dioxide to sanitize every couple of weeks. With the discovery of coronavirus, we are increasing that practice to every five days.
  • For our employees, we provided a notice with guidelines to follow as provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the California State Government, City of Sacramento and Sacramento County Department of Public Health.
  • We are providing hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and disposable gloves to employees that come in contact with the public such as operators, transit ambassadors and customer service representatives.

SacRT is urging riders to take precautions to keep themselves and others healthy, which applies to the coronavirus, flu or common cold. Advice from the CDC includes washing hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.