COVID-19: Staying safe on public transit
To keep our customers and our employees safe, we’ve had to make some operating changes. The following provides you with the latest on changes we’ve made as we adapt to current conditions.
Practicing safe physical distancing continues to be important. To minimize crowding at stops please consider travelling at off-peak times if possible and always wear a mask when traveling on Saskatoon Transit buses.
- During non-pandemic times, a bus is considered full when all the seats are used and there are people filling the aisles up to the white line.
- During the pandemic, with the requirement of masks, a bus will be considered full when all seats are in use (approximately 39 people on a bus).
- Due to this restriction many routes may experience “full buses” throughout the day.
- When a bus reaches capacity, operators change their headsign to “Full Bus.” This information is tracked so adjustments can be made if necessary.
- From that point, until someone gets off, there will be no additional riders boarded.
Travelling in a bus
- Customers will board all Saskatoon Transit buses through the front door.
- We have redeployed extra buses on our busy routes and have assigned supervisors to monitor the flow and address crowding.
Follow advice from Saskatchewan Public Health Authority
Saskatchewan Public Health recommends we all continue to use the following infection prevention measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill
- Stay home when you are ill
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
- If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- When possible, consider physical distancing (ideally 2 metres).
- As soon as possible or when you reach your destination, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.