For Immediate Release
March 9, 2020
MST TAKES PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS FROM INFLUENZA AND NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
MST would like to assure the community and its riders that we are taking precautions to help keep employees and customers safe from infectious and communicable diseases, including influenza and the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
MST has, and will continue to utilize a hospital grade germicide to clean and sanitize all surfaces within the passenger cabins fleet wide, each night. The use of a pressurized ammonia based solution to power wash and disinfect passenger waiting areas at major transfer locations will continue as well, to help keep employees, customers, and the public at large safe. MST has reiterated the message to the cleaning personnel, about the importance of disinfecting the bus fleet each night.
MST also provides personal protective equipment to employees including latex disposable gloves, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and face masks.
Employees have been instructed to not report to work if they are showing signs of fever or respiratory distress, and supervisors will use their judgment to send employees home if they exhibit these symptoms.
MST continues to share information from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus and strategies to avoid infection with employees on a regular basis.
For more information, visit mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871) toll free. For RealTime bus arrival information, text “Next” and your four-digit bus stop ID (example, “Next 9103”) to 25370, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 with your four-digit bus stop ID, download the free Transit app, or use Google Maps. Follow twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.