The safety of the public and our employees is a top priority for Lawrence Transit. We have protocols in place for emergency scenarios like a public health crisis, and we’re staying in close touch with state and local health authorities.
At this time, there are no changes to our service for the week of March 16-20. Please continue reading for further details as well as information on precautions we’re currently taking in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Service Information March 16-20
As of March 13, all Lawrence Transit and KU bus routes will keep their regular routes and “A” schedules next week, and all complementary paratransit (T Lift and JayLift), Nightline, and SafeRide service will operate as usual. Updated service announcements will be made at www.lawrencetransit.org, on the Lawrence Transit Facebook page, and in the announcements section on our real-time bus app, MyBusLawrence.
What we’re doing
Safety measures we’re taking currently include:
- Continuing our enhanced sanitizing procedures across the system. Buses are normally cleaned every day and disinfected as needed. Now, we’re disinfecting nightly, including wiping down all surfaces and rails using CDC-endorsed cleaning products.
- Sharing information about how to stay healthy. Look for tips online and on the buses.
What you can do
We encourage everyone to follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid crowds when you can. If you can commute at less busy times, or wait for a less crowded train or bus, do that.
- If you’re experiencing symptoms and have traveled to areas of concern (or have been in contact with someone who has), call ahead to your healthcare provider before you go in person, or call the KDHE Hotline at 1-877-427-7317.