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Service and Information Update

Changes to Brampton Transit service in response to COVID-19 effective March 9


BRAMPTON, ON (March 8, 2021) – Due to an active Peel Public Health COVID-19 community investigation, there will be impacts to Brampton Transit’s service levels effective March 9, 2021.
 
To help protect the health and safety of employees and the community, Peel Public Health has directed transit operators be tested for COVID-19 and that medical grade masks be mandatory for transit operators.
 
Brampton Transit provided employees on-site testing for COVID-19 at its facilities. In some cases, employees may be required to self-isolate, which may affect Brampton Transit’s level of service. All efforts will be made to provide the best possible service under the current circumstances.
 
Those who are riding buses should continue following public health recommendations, including staying home if they are a close contact or have symptoms, wearing a tight fitting mask in public spaces and avoiding lowering their masks for eating or drinking while commuting unless it is a medical emergency.

For more information on the active COVID-19 community investigation, please contact Peel Public Health.
 
For service updates, please check Brampton Transit’s Twitter or call 905.874.2999.

COVID-19 safety measures
An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect. It is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours. The majority of buses are currently sanitized every 24 hours. Facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis.

With guidance from Peel Public Health, riders are reminded:
• Face coverings or non-medical masks are mandatory at terminals and on board buses – exemptions including medical conditions do apply. Face coverings should cover your nose, mouth and chin at all times.
• Maintain physical distancing at terminals and at bus stops, even while wearing a mask.
• Carry your own personal disinfectant when travelling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, and wash your hands often.
• If you’re sick, please refrain from riding transit. Be sure to get tested at the nearest COVID-19 assessment site and follow public health instructions.
 
Brampton Transit continues to take all necessary steps to minimize the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 to keep our employees and community safe.  
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca