SCAT Operating Under Heightened Safety Measures

SPRINGFIELD (March 17, 2020) – Springfield City Area Transit will continue operations using additional sanitation measures in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Currently, no cases have been confirmed in Clark County, but we are taking the extra steps necessary to keep drivers and riders as safe as possible,” said Logan Cobbs, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Springfield. “We want to ensure that those who rely on public transportation in our community still have the access they need in the most sanitary conditions we can create.”

Modifications to SCAT’s operating procedures will be made with the advice and recommendations of public health officials, as it pertains to the health and safety of the community.

Safety measures taken include:

• All transit vehicles are equipped with gloves, sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer
• The interiors of transit vehicles are cleaned thoroughly each day
• Stops at Market Square are thoroughly cleaned twice daily
• During boarding, drivers are instructing riders to seat themselves in safe distance from one another
• Drivers will sanitize the hand rails and fair boxes after each route

For more information on public transportation in Springfield, please go to springfieldohio.gov/SCAT.

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