On March 15, 2020, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services issued an advisory related specifically to use of public transportation to limit the spread of COVID-19. County Public Health recommends the following guidance effective immediately:
- Public Transportation should be used for essential travel only (e.g. for essential service employees to get to and from work; for individuals to obtain essential goods and services)
- Infection control recommendations should always be followed on public transportation:
- Individuals who have signs or symptoms of influenza or COVID-19 (cough, shortness or breath, fever) should not board public transportation.
- Travelers should maintain 6 feet of separation if possible.
- Hands should be washed or sanitized before and after using public transit.
- High contact areas should be cleaned at the end of the transit line.
Marin Transit, in partnership with all its contracted service providers, continues to follow the Marin County Environmental Health Services guidance for infection control in community spaces. We ask that riders review and follow the guidance outlined above as it relates to public transit services. These recommendations will remain in effect until further notice from the Health Office. Guidance will be reviewed again in two weeks, but it is anticipated that these measures may be necessary for a period of 6 to 12 weeks or more.
In addition to recent guidance by the Marin County Health and Human Services, Governor Newsom recently recommended that members of public maintain six feet of physical distancing from individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit and all older adults over the age of 65 isolate themselves at home. We do ask that all transit riders respect this request until further guidance is given.
At this time, the District is operating regular service and the only planned change is the suspension of Supplemental School Routes (routes numbered in the 100 series) and the Muir Woods Shuttle during school closures. Supplemental School service and Muir Woods service will resume when school closures are lifted. Please check www.marintransit.org/service-alerts for updates on any new information or service impacts related to COVID-19. For the latest information about COVID-19, please refer to the resources provided by the Marin Health and Human Services Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.