November 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update: November 19, 2020

Yesterday, the Allegheny County Health Department announced a stay-at-home advisory, stating that people should only leave their homes for work, school and essential activities amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

Read the full advisory here.

While this is not an enforced stay-at-home order, it does provide clear recommendations about staying home and stopping social gatherings. The advisory follows record-high numbers of new COVID-19 cases reported in both Allegheny County and Pennsylvania, particularly in recent weeks.

We at Healthy Ride take the ongoing pandemic, and government recommendations very seriously. Healthy Ride has remained fully operational throughout the COVID-19 crisis, operating as an essential transportation service. We have not only followed state and local guidelines, but have gone even further to include:

  • regularly sanitizing our bike fleet and stations
  • rider education on how to use Healthy Ride safely
  • mandating remote working for office staff, single-person vehicle operation for rebalancing bikes, and 6+ feet between our mechanics team who service the fleet of Healthy Ride bikes daily

Healthy Ride will continue to operate during this time, but it is imperative that our riders continue to diligently protect themselves and other riders while using Healthy Ride; COVID-19 is still spreading and it’s imperative to keep yourself and your fellow rides safe. Riders should:

  • wear a mask when in public
  • maintain a 6-foot minimum distance from others
  • wash hands before and after a ride
  • consider bringing along sanitizing wipes to clean your bike before and after you ride
  • avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • consider wearing gloves as an additional 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 whenever possible. For more details about our safety procedures, read our update from April 17th here.

Get the latest update on Allegheny County guidelines.

Read Governor Tom Wolf’s resources on COVID-19 mitigation.

Visit the CDC’s webpage on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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