The YCT team is closely watching developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Currently, the number of confirmed cases in Oregon is relatively small. Yamhill County is in close contact with local, state, and national health authorities to stay up to date with information. The Oregon Health Authority is leading the response across Oregon, and we are following their direction in terms of precautions and mitigation measures.
To respond and help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Yamhill County and First Transit staff are enhancing some of their procedures to clean our vehicles and facilities. Maintenance staff will disinfect all common touch points on all vehicles and facilities. As an extra level of precaution, each evening our vehicles will be wiped and sprayed with a virus-killing disinfectant solution. However, it is important to keep in mind that the surfaces where people touch should never be considered completely sanitized. Surfaces are only clean until someone touches it or coughs/sneezes nearby.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these precautions to protect against coronavirus, and we urge our riders to follow them:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands or gloves.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash.
- Stay home when you are sick.
If the situation changes, we’ll work with health authorities to keep riders and employees safe. We will keep riders updated here on this page. Follow us on Facebook at YCbus Info for route and schedule updates.
Use the links below to find accurate information about this situation and do your part to help stop the spread of this coronavirus: