The City of Winnipeg says there was a possible COVID-19 exposure on a Winnipeg bus Tuesday.
Between the hours of 11:10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., a passenger boarded a Route 14 bus, entering at Ellice Avenue and Spence Street and exiting on St. Mary Avenue.
The CIty says Winnipeg Transit has identified and notified the Operator who was driving the route and appropriate follow-up measures are being taken.
Passengers on busses must wear a mask while on board. They must cover a person's nose, mouth, and chin.
The city is also sharing a list of recommendations for transit riders.
Passengers are reminded by the city of their role in safe Transit use, and asked to follow these guidelines:
- Maintain reasonable separation between yourself and others.
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands before and after riding transit and refraining from touching your face.
- Wear a non-medical mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin at all times.
- Be kind to others who may not be able to wear a non-medical mask.
- Exit at the rear door if you are able in order to reduce crowding. Passengers who need to exit using the front door, such as wheelchair users, can still do so.
- Consider riding in off-peak hours if possible to help make sure there’s space for everyone who needs it.
- Don’t board buses that don’t have enough room for you to keep a distance between yourself and others.
- Our operators are covered by shields that are to remain fully deployed at all times to stop the spread of COVID-19. We ask our passengers to stay back from the shield and to move away from the operator once fare is paid.
- If you are sick; follow advice to isolate and do not take public transit.
The city says that they clean each bus every 48 hours with electrostatic sprayers and hospital-grade sanitizer.