Grand Valley Transit Continues Service While Taking Precautions

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-

The Grand Valley Transit system drives nearly 750,000 riders a year. But with coronavirus concerns growing, the GVT is reporting a dip in passengers. Something, it says, is a good thing. “We’re actually trying to get fewer riders, so we can have a safer environment on the bus.” says GVT’s transit coordinator, Andrew Gingrich. The GVT keeping most of its routes going, but is trying to limit passengers per bus. It is also laying out guidelines that include:

  • ONLY TAKE GVT FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
  • DO NOT RIDE IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, COUGH, OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  • DO NOT RIDE  IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19
  • ALLOW 6 FEET OF DISTANCE BETWEEN RIDERS WHEN POSSIBLE
  • COVER YOUR COUGHS AND SNEEZES
  • CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
  • AVOID SHAKING HANDS

The GVT says it is staying in close contact with the public health department. And, pledges to run more busses at busier times to ensure passengers can keep a safe distance.

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