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SunTran Takes Additional Steps for Public Health Safety

Post Date:03/19/2020 8:11 AM

OCALA, Fla. (March 18, 2020) – SunTran is taking necessary steps in response to the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). SunTran, along with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and our local Marion County Health Department are monitoring the current public health issue.

SunTran is responsive to health protocols and will continue to adapt to the needs of employees and passengers. Each bus receives daily cleanings, which includes disinfecting surfaces. Operators wipe down high touch areas two to four times each shift to maintain a healthy environment. Commercial grade disinfectant is currently being used each night on all in-service buses.

SunTran employees may wear masks and gloves and are encouraged to wash their hands, keep hands away from their faces, and will not report to work if they are feeling ill.

CDC signs have been placed on buses and in common areas and bathrooms reminding riders to maintain social distancing, cover mouths when coughing and sneezing and wash hands frequently to control the spread of germs.

For more information, please contact SunTran at 352-401-6999.