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Halifax Transit implementing measures to help reduce spread of COVID-19

Anyone who is feeling ill is asked to avoid using transit
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Inside a Halifax Transit bus (Meghan Groff/

UPDATE: HRM to limit number of passengers on Halifax Transit


Halifax Transit is implementing new precautionary measures to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Staff will be increasing the frequency of wipe-downs for high-touch surfaces on buses, ferries and at terminals. Wipe-downs are expected to occur at least every 24 hours by this weekend.

The first seat on many buses will be off-limits to riders to establish safe social distancing between operators and riders. This will not affect wheelchair-accessible seating.

Haligonians may also notice some bus drivers wearing masks. Halifax Transit says this isn't a requirement for drivers but a personal choice that is being supported.

Anyone who is feeling ill is asked to avoid using transit.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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