The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) knows that the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus is very real and can be alarming. We want the public to be aware that CATS is monitoring all relevant news and bulletins from the federal, state, and local levels. The agency is also actively enhancing the cleaning efforts in vehicles for both the regular, fixed-route service and the paratransit CATS On Demand service.
CATS has formed a Coronavirus Task Force that is meeting multiple times weekly and has participated in a webinar to learn how transit can best respond and be prepared. Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is posted in CATS vehicles and has been shared with CATS employees.
Additional deep cleaning and disinfecting is taking place in the buildings to ensure that areas, especially commonly used and high traffic spots are thoroughly cleaned daily. The CDC recommends that the elderly and those with compromised immune systems remain indoors and encourages those who are ill to remain home.
The agency is working to determine the best course of action if an employee or a passenger becomes infected with the virus.