On March 23rd, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a Stay at Home order for several counties, including Allegheny County:
“All individuals in counties subject to this policy must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services.”
Public transportation is a life-sustaining resource that is essential for those who rely on transit to commute. We believe that Healthy Ride should continue to be made available to the essential workers who still need to get to supermarkets, health care facilities, public safety, and other jobs. As a public transit service, Healthy Ride will continue to be operational during this time, pending further updates from local and state government.
Under the Stay at Home order, outdoor exercise while keeping social distance is an allowable individual activity. Healthy Ride is a service that is available to people who wish to exercise while maintaining a 6-foot minimum distance from others. As a reminder, please wash your hands before and after you ride, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, and wear gloves as a precaution.
We will continue to sanitize our fleet and stations, and continue our modified internal operations in order for our staff to practice social distancing. While we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we strongly encourage folks to stay home unless absolutely necessary.
For further information, visit the CDC’s webpage on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
From the Governor: “On April 3, Governor Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask if they must leave their homes. Members of the general public don’t need a surgical mask – we need those for our health care workers and first responders. Instead, they are encouraged to wear homemade fabric or cloth masks.”
In addition to our continuing sanitization and social distancing practices, we at Healthy Ride are now requiring all on-site staff to wear masks.