COVID-19: Daily update on changes to programs and services – May 19, 2020
The City is doing its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon. We have made many staffing and service changes so our employees can safely deliver services to residents and to make sure people remain physically apart from one another. This way we can all work together by staying apart – it will protect the health of essential frontline healthcare staff, core service workers and first-responders. These actions in turn protect all of us.
Saskatoon Transit LIMITED RIDER CAPACITY
The number of riders able to board buses has been reduced to enable physical distancing while seated or moving to the door. When a bus is full, it will display “Full Bus” and pass by those waiting until passengers are dropped off. Riders are asked to follow physical distancing measures and provide the operator and each other space. Onboard announcements may be made throughout the trip to remind riders of these measures.
In order to maintain physical distancing measures and the flexibility to increase frequency on routes experiencing higher demand, Saskatoon Transit has reduced Monday to Friday service to the regular Saturday service schedule. Redeploying peak hour, university and school services has provided the additional buses to allow these changes.
Face coverings recommended
Public health authorities have recommended the wearing of face coverings as a measure to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Saskatoon Transit encourages those using public transit to wear face coverings, riders may notice operators wearing masks as well.
Operators may provide masks and hand sanitizer for riders to use. There is a limit of 2 passengers per bus and routing is as direct as possible.
To help riders plan their journey and receive real-time service updates, Saskatoon Transit encourages passengers to use the real-time mobile app, Transit.
Please avoid using public transit:
- If under mandatory isolation
- If taking the bus is not essential
- If you are sick (fever, new or worsening cough, difficulty breathing)
Please visit saskatoon.ca/covid19 for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.