C-K extends fare-free transit policy for riders attending COVID-19 vaccine appointments

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent will continue to waive fares for any rider using public transit for travel to or from COVID-19 vaccine appointments and walk-in clinics.

This policy has been extended until September 30, 2021, Municipal officials say.

Riders attending any COVID-19 vaccination appointment, at CK Public Health Clinics, pharmacies or primary care offices, will have fares waived if they attend the appointment using any Ride CK Public Transit service including Chatham Conventional, Inter-Urban, Chatham Accessible, and Wallaceburg Accessible.

Riders are to let the driver know they are going to or from a vaccine appointment at the time of boarding.

Normal transit routes and schedules are operating with information available at www.rideck.ca.

For information on vaccination options, including upcoming CK Public Health clinics, please visit www.ckpublichealth.com/clinics.

Riders are reminded it is mandatory to wear masks or face coverings on public transit vehicles and to practice physical distancing wherever possible, even at bus stops.

Keep two metres between yourself and others.

Practice good personal hygiene, including frequent handwashing with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

Riders who have symptoms associated with COVID-19, have travelled outside the country within the last 14 days, or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, should not take public transit.

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