Sunday, March 7, 2021

Chatham-Kent Transit operating, urges precautions

CKTransit is operating, but they are urging precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Chatham-Kent Transit (CKTransit) continues to operate its conventional, accessible and inter-urban transit on our regular schedule, including the new CKTransit On-Request evening service which began yesterday,” Municipal officials stated.

“Chatham-Kent continues to take direction from the Medical Officer of Health and transit operations will continue to operate until such time that we are given direction otherwise.”

The CKTransit service providers have increased their sanitization measures and protocols effective immediately, Municipal officials say.

“We ask that if you are ill or experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath avoid using public transit if at all possible,” Municipal officials say.

“We also ask that you respect social distancing when using public transit by way of keeping empty seats between you and other riders if at all possible.”

Municipal officials say in accordance with the Province and Municipal best practices, all Ontarians should be taking the following actions in order to protect their health:

– Washing your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer

– Sneezing and coughing into your sleeve

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth avoid contact with people who are sick stay at home if you are sick.

Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby has implemented increased measures to combat COVID-19. Details, here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Details, here.

For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.

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