TVT’s COVID-19 Response
Clean and Safe!
To protect the public, and by federal law, masks are required on transit and at transportation hubs, per the following guidance.
Acceptable per CDC and new Order:
- Cloth or disposable face covering with at least two tightly woven layers
- Completely covers the wearer’s nose and mouth
- Fits snugly against the sides of the face without gaps
- Secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands
- While not preferred, gaiters may be worn if made of two layers of fabric or can be folded over to make two layers and fit per above guidance
NOT acceptable per CDC and new Order:
- Loosely woven mask, such as knitted
- Mask worn in way that does not cover both mouth and nose
- Face shields or goggles (unless also worn with an acceptable facemask)
- Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas or bandanas
- Shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose
- All TVT Vehicles and facilities are cleaned and disinfected frequently according to VT Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
- All TVT staff, drivers and volunteers are screened at the start of each workday for potential exposure to COVID-19
- Capacity on all buses is monitored and kept low to allow for social distancing between riders.
- Physical barriers are installed behind each seat and only window seats are in use.
- Some windows are left open to provide ventilation. Please dress warmly.
- Drivers are equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and trained to safely provide loading and securement of wheelchairs on all buses.
- All TVT bus routes are FARE-FREE until further notice to reduce risk of transmission.
How You Can Help
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap & water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to help keep our drivers, riders and communities safe and healthy!
Support for our Communities
TVT recognizes that we are in a unique position to help provide support for community needs emerging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. By participating with local community partners, TVT has:
- Provided grocery delivery services
- Continued service for essential employees at hospitals, grocery stores, and other vital businesses
- Made deliveries from local food shelves to families in need
- Maintained transportation for vital medical services like dialysis, cancer and addiction treatment
- Delivered food from food banks to distribution points
- Picked up food at Dept. of Health distribution events for people unable to transport themselves
- Provided extended services and hours of operation to serve seniors during special shopping hours
- Worked with local schools to deliver summer meals for kids in need